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The County record

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Title:
The County record
Uniform Title:
County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
Creator:
County record
Place of Publication:
Blountstown Fla
Publisher:
Wallace B. Finlay
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2010
Frequency:
Weekly
regular
Language:
English

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Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Blountstown (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Calhoun -- Blountstown
Coordinates:
30.443056 x -85.045278 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Description based on: Vol. 46, no. 13 (Dec. 12, 1952).

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University of Florida
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BIIII111 11III WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010 N 103rd Year, No. 28 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 N 50 CENTS (Including Tax)
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CRIME


Alleged










charged




BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Blountstown man on
probation for selling drugs
:is facing additional charges
Following his arrest
Thursday..
Taurus
:Black, 30, i m
has been 'J
charged with
possession of
:c r a c k
'cocaine and
less than 20 TAURUS BLACK
grams of
.marijuana.
According to the
,Blountstown i Police
,Department, Ofc. Patrick
Crawford and Inv. Timothy
:Partridge went to a home
on Azalea Drive just before
noon to alert the owner of a
dog that his pet had been
'picked up by the animal
See DRUG ARREST, page 2



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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
Sonny O'Bryan wears
a lot of hats in Calhoun
County government.
He's county administra-
tor, emergency manage-
ment director, and grants
coordinator. And even
though he entered
Florida's Deferred
Retirement Program
(known as DROP) with a
leave date in April, he
doesn't plan on being
gone for long.
O'Bryan is taking,
advantage of a loophole
in the law that many gov-
ernment employees and
elected officials have
taken before him: he's
retiring for 30 days, then
coming back to work in
his old job at full pay.
This practice, that has
become all too common,
has drawn criticism
around the state.
Everyone from judges to
circuit clerks, as well as
government office man-
agers, have been accused
of "double dipping".
Technically, O'Bryan
won't be known as a dou-
ble dipper until April
2011. Clerk of Court
Ruth Attaway explains
that he can draw his
retirement for one
month, then go back to
work at his full salary,
but will not receive
retirement pay again for
11 months. At that point,
if he continues working
for the county in his old
job, he'll take home over


$80,583 and some
change for the year, plus
his full retirement pay.
Back in March, the
county seemed to be lin-
ing up for O'Bryan's
departure. Joe Wood, Jr.,
who had worked for the
Sheriff's Office, was
transferred to O'Bryan's
department to help with
a spring storm project. In
September, he was hired
by the County
Commission as assistant
county administrator,
giving him six months to
prepare to take
O'Bryan's position as
county administrator.
'However, during a
portion of the agenda
simply called,
"Commissioner Time" at
last Thesday's county
commission meeting,.
District 3 Commissioner
Don Miller made a
motion to rehire O'Bryan
30 days after his retire-
ment in his old job with
no -changes. The motion
was seconded by Truman
Grant (district 4). Harold
Pickron (district 5) voted
against the measure, as
did Danny Wise (district
1). Dan Wyrick (district
2) cast the deciding vote
and O'Bryan was
rehired.
"The only problem I
had was it was brought
up in commissioner time
so we weren't aware it
was about to happen,"
says Pickron. "That did-
n't give any time for me
to find out anything
about it."


EDUCATION


Sonny O'Bryan, Calhoun
County's Emergency
Management Director and
County Administrator
Pickron says he
understood Wood was,
being prepared to
become County
Administrator and Angie
Smith, O'Bryan's long-
time assistant, should be
named Emergency
Management Director
when he retired. "Both
these people are suppos-
edly ready to take over
these positions," says
Pickron.
Attaway . says
O'Bryan's salary comes
from different sources so
it made sense to Pickron
that the emergency man-
agement pay would go to
Smith and Wood would
receive county adminis-
trator pay.
Miller explains that
he believes O'Bryan
needs more time to finish
current grant projects
and Wood needs more
time to learn from him.
"We've got many
grant projects in motion


at this time. Keeping the
grants in mind, they're
all time sensitive, it's log-
ical to keep as much
knowledge and experi-
ence on staff to keep this
moving as we're mov-
ing," Miller remarks.
"My job as commissioner
is to look after the busi-
ness of the county. As far
as length of time for Mr.
O'Bryan staying, there is
no definite time frame
being set up. It's an open
end thing and we'll work
as we go."
With O'Bryan report-
edly staying on simply to
handle the grants, The
County Record asks
whether the commission
has considered cutting
O'Bryan's pay to solely
county administrator
(around $45,000) and
going ahead with Smith's
promotion to Emergency
Management Director.
Miller replies, "Well, the
motion was to continue
as we were. If we're
going to go back and
tweak that, nobody's
mentioned it."
As for O'Bryan, he
says he's not sure how
long he's going to stay,
but wants to see the proj-
ects he's started through
to completion. "We've
got about $10 million
worth of projects in. the
hopper - roads, mitiga-
tion projects," he
remarks. "It ain't about
me. It's about what ben-
efits this county. The
See RETIREMENT, page 10


CRIME


SAlleged drug dealer

busted for pot sale


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
The Calhoun-
Liberty Drug Task
Force netted one arrest'
=Thursday night.
Dustin Matthew
Freund, 22, of Jackson
' County, was charged
with sale of marijuana.
According to the
Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, the
task force utilized a
confidential informant
to arrange a controlled
purchase of marijuana
from Freund in the
parking lot of a local
bar.
Around 8:30 p.m.,
CCSO Inv. Mark
Mallory, BPD Inv. Tim
Partridge, and LCSO
Inv. Brian Bateman,
met with the informant
and supplied him with
to pal !$140 in cash, wired
him for sound, and
drove him to the loca-
tion.
There was a party going on at Altha Public School last The investigators
week. Students and faculty literally had a field day to celebrate sat back and watched
as a white Jeep pulled
being named an "A" school. For more highlights from the up with Freund inside
event, turn to page 9 of this issue. along with another


DUSTIN FREUND
man and two women.
Freund left the vehicle
and met with the
informant, exchanging
approximately an
ounce of marijuana for
the $140.
Capt. Ken Futch
and Dep. Nick Keller
stopped the Jeep just
north of John Redd
Road and took Freund
into custody.
The driver of the
vehicle, Kelli Pettis,
was charged with driv-
ing with a suspended
license. Both she and
Freund were booked
into the county jail.


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RETIREMENT LAW

Elected officials and government workers across

the state are "retiring" for a month, then going

back to their same job with full pay. Is it right?


CRASH


Woman


ejected


into


vehicle


collision

BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Blountstown woman
was hospitalized after a two
vehicle collision in Bay
County Thursday that
ended in one arrest.
Tammy T. Koonce, 37,
was the passenger in a
1992 Nissan driven by
Ernest. L. Young,' 42, of
Plant City. According to the
Florida Highway Patrol,
Young and Koonce were
northbound on U.S. 231
about a mile south of
Hudson Road around 5:40
p.m. when Elizabeth D.
Chatoney, 50, of Southport,
approached them from
behind in a 2006 Mercedes
at a high rate of speed.
Chatoney reportedly tried
to swerve around them and
struck the left rear of their
car. Both vehicles traveled
onto the east shoulder,
Koonce was ejected, and
the car in which she was
riding caught fire.
Koonce and Young were
both taken to Gulf Coast
Medical Center in serious
condition. Firefighters
extracted Chatoney from
her vehicle and she was
transported to Bay Medical
Center with minor injuries.
Chatoney was charged
with DUI and careless driv-
ing. The accident was
investigated by Trooper
M.P Mattingley.









;. The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 2


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It's time to connect, communicate

and engage with your customers


Virtually all business
owners have engaged with
their customers in a tradi-
tional, yet typical manner:
customers walk into the
store or they call them on
the phone. This is what
most companies consider
"the norm" and because of
this have been somewhat
set in their ways.
They conclude that it's
worked for them since the
day their doors were first
opened and probably may
even work with the philoso-
phy "If it ain't broke, don't
fix it."
Well, true it's not broke,
just like the ol' horse &
buggy means of travel was-
n't broke...it's just that
something else came along.
In today's economy,
businesses are quickly dis-
covering that their cus-
tomers are now in charge of
dictating how they will do
business for the products
they want. And businesses
are finding that if they don't
offer those means, the cus-
tomer will soon turn to their
competition that will (or
has!).
I'm amazed at the num-
ber of small businesses that
do not offer an on-line pres-
ence and store websitee).
These are affordable to
acquire, easy to set up and


maintain and offer a
24/7/365 employee at a
fraction of the cost. There
is no longer a reason not to
have a website for your cus-
tomers.
Once a website is com-
pleted, why not add "Live
Chat" to your site? This is
another great option and
there are some solutions
that can even be obtained
for free. I've found that
most people can work up to
five chat sessions at one
time, while they can only'
work one phone call at a
time. Talk about being pro-
ductive!
I'm completely blown
away that small businesses
are not taking full advan-
tage of the social media
communities they could be
participating in. Engaging
with their customers in the
forums they are active in is
a natural "next step" for
any business, regardless of
size. And if these small
businesses think their com-
petition is somehow
unaware of this and/or are
sitting on the side-lines too,
I'm afraid a rude awaking
will soon be coming.
If you're a business
owner, or are an employee
who wants to see their busi-
ness succeed, then begin to
change from the reactive


Drug arrest cont'd


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ing for the dog's owner, the
officers noticed Black in the
passenger seat of a car out-
side the home and asked if
he knew if the man was
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CALHOUI
Feb. 27: Michael C. Mayo, DUI
Guilford, resisting arrest with ani
Feb. 28: Ernest F. Patterson, DU
Mar. 1: Willie T. Andrews, county
ty VOP; Ray Louis Baker, DWLSI
Mar. 3: William Ray Shirah, p(
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Mar. 4: Greg Moore, DUI; Tau
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pill bottle in Black's jacket
pocket with four large
pieces of crack cocaine
inside. Also discovered was
a small plastic bag of mari-
juana.
.It was pted tn the police
report that 'Bitckt is cur-
rently out on bond for sale
of a controlled substance in
both Calhoun and Liberty
counties.
Black remains in cus-
tody at the Calhoun County
Jail.








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I, DWLSR with knowledge; Corey
d without violence, fleeing
y VOP; Charley Dean White, coun-
R; Satoria Monlyn, DWLSR
)ss. 1/t 20 grams; Sarah Young,
OP; Chloe Note Davis, VOP
rus Black, poss. crack cocaine,
aoss. 1/t 20 grams marijuana;
n Freund, sale of marijuana; Kelli
'OP; Roy Jones Williams III, war-
P; John Alex Cain, poss. 1/t 20
petit theft; Jesse Peterson, non
Young, poss. 1/t 20 grams mari-
cohol under 21
ack cocaine, DWLSR
COUNTY
hold for CCSO; Ashley Marie
Arnold, serving weekends
VOP
mos/29 days; Harold C. Rogers,
Monlyn, hold for CCSQ
CSO; Sarah Young, hold for CCSO
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There are plenty of
bargains to be found at
the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlements annual rum-
mage sale that kicked off
Saturday morning.
Clothing, furniture, dish-
es, plants and much
more are available for a
reasonable price. The
best part? All the pro-
ceeds benefit this living
history museum.
The sale continues
Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday from 7:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. with every-
thing half price Friday
and a bag sale on
Saturday (first bag, $4,
any bag after that just
$3). The Settlement is
located inside Sam Atkins
Park in Blountstown. For
more details, call their
office at 674-2777.


The University of
Florida, IFAS, Liberty/
Calhoun County Family
Nutrition Program and the
Calhoun/Liberty County
Health Department
Healthy Communities,
Healthy People Program
will be holding a healthy


cooking class for adults on
Thursday, March 18, from
5:30 to 7:30 pm ET in
Bristol at the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center.
Chef Tanner from
Chartwells will be teaching
us. Our menu is Piperade
(a fish dish). To attend,


please come by the
Veteran's Memorial Civic
Center between 8 am and 5
pm to register and pay a
$12 fee to help purchase
food for the meal. Limited
to the first eight people to
register and pay by dead-
line of March 17.


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The Blountstown Fire Department (BFD) delivered a Valuable piece of equipment Thursday night to the Scott's
Ferry Volunteer Fire Department. A Fire Engine. In October of 2008, the BFD received a grant for a new fire engine
to replace their aged 1984 GMC fire engine. Shortly after, they began working out the details to surplus and pos-
sibly donate the old fire engine to a department that needed it. They worked out the paperwork and, with the
blessing of the Blountstown City Council, donated the old fire engine to Scotffs Ferry VFD. 'Engine 6 still has
quite a bit of life left in it and will be a perfect fit for their department," says BFD Chief Ben Hall. "We saw that
there was a need in Scotts Ferry and we're just glad we were able to meet it." The fire engine was delivered to
the Scott's Ferry firefighters on Thursday night during their monthly meeting. During that time, BFD fire officers
gave Scott's Ferry firefighters a quick training on the operation of the "new" engine. Members of both departments
are pictured with the donated truck.


Chamber launches new website;


membership meeting March 16


BY KRISTY TERRY
Executive Director

NEW WEBSITE IS
LIVEI Visit www.
calhounco.org
Take a look at the new
and improved Calhoun
County Chamber website!
We're so proud of the hew
design, and look forward to
making the site a resource
for locals, as well as visi-
tors!
**Please review your
business contact informa-
tic$, here: http://calhoun-
co.orgbusinesses.cfm.- If
yoW would like to update
your contact information,
add a website or email
address, or your .logo,
please email changes or
images to kristy@calhoun-
co.org and we'll get the list-
ing updated.**

RSVP TODAY - MARCH
MEMBERSHIP MEET-
ING
Speaker: Mya Van
Arsdale, American Cancer
Society
Tuesday, March 16th,
12 noon, Calhoun Co.
Senior Center
Please join us for our
March Membership
Meeting as we welcome
Mya Van Arsdale with the
American Cancer Society
who will talk about the
upcoming Relay for Life
and how you and your busi-
ness can get involved! In
addition, we will announce
upcoming Membership
Enhancement Events set to
take place in the coming
months.

The member meeting is
Tuesday, March 16th from
12 noon to 1 p.m. at the
Calhoun County Senior
Center. Lunch will be
served at a cost of $8.00
per person. Payment can
be made at the door. Please
RVSP no later than Friday,
March 12 if you plan to
attend and will be eating
lunch. We need to provide
the Center with an accu-
rate lunch count to insure
proper planning. Please


call or email Kristy at
850/674-4519 or
kristy@calhounco.org.

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Cutting ceremony at 1 p.m.
For more information, call
850/674-9191.

OUR, CHAMBER IS
GROWING!
Chamber welcomes
three new members!
Arlena Falcon,
BlueManta Technology
Group, and Wake Up
Muffins join Chamber
Three new businesses
recently joined the
Chamber. Arlena Falcon,
ARNP is a new individual
member, and has showed
her support through mem-
bership.
. BlueManta Technology
Group is based out of Port
St. Joe, but has clients in
Calhoun County.
Bluemanta provides a full
suite of information tech-
nology services including
research, advice, planning,
engineering, integration,
and support, all of which
are focused on meeting the
distinct technology needs of


Main Street meeting


Thursday at Wisteria


Blountstown Main
Street invites anyone inter-
ested in downtown revital-
ization to join them for their
next meeting set for
Thursday, March 11, at 11
a.m. at Wisteria Cafe.
A membership drive is
currently underway with
the goal to have at least one
representative from each
business in the Main Street
district participating. If you
have a business located in
the downtown area or if
you'd simply like to get
involved, please attend a
meeting or email Kelli at
news@thecountyrecord.net


for details on how you can
get involved.
Main Street works on
the four-point approach
with a focus on design, pro-
motions, organization, and
economic restructuring.
There are plenty of ways to
get involved.
Mark your calendars for
April 15 from 5 to 6:30
p.m. when Main Street
hosts Business After Hours
at the new Merle Norman
location next to Harvey's.
Stop by for drinks, hors
d'oeuvres, drawings, and
learn more about Main
Street.


governments, healthcare
organizations, and educa-
tion providers. Their main
contacts are Chu.ck
Edwards and Brett Lowry.
Get more information on
BlueManta at www.blue-
mantagroup.com or call
850/229-2555. 1
Wake Up Muffins is a
new startup business in
Calhoun County, operated
by Stephanie Powell.
Muffins can be ordered by
phone or online for next
day delivery. Muffin sizes
range from bite-size to.
mega-muffins and there are
six flavors to choose from
including Blueberry Cream
Cheese, Banana Nut
Muffins, and Pumpkin
Cream Cheese. Other
options are also available
by request. Visit
www.wakeupmuffins.com
for more information or to
place an order online. Or,
you can call Stephanie at
850/762-2324.


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KARISMA MARSHAY DAVIS
MARCH 8, 2010
* You have grown from my little girl into a beautiful young
lady and I love you. Your smile touches my heart. May God
bless you and keep you safe and grant you many more birth-
days. Happy "24th" birthday, we love you.
Your Family


'Swiftwater' to perform

at Mardi Gras in Bristol


Swiftwater will be per-
forming at a Mardi Gras
party to benefit Hospice on
Saturday, March ,13, at the
Veterans Memorial Civic
Center in Bristol.
Tickets for the event are
$20 and the fun will begin
at 5 PM. central.


Come in costume
(optional), enjoy food, fun,
and some great entertain-
ment! Swiftwater encour-
ages all their fans to come
out and support all the
wonderful and caring things
that Hospice does in our
area.


Ella Mae Detweiler to be
honored on 90th birthday
Happy 90th birthday,
March 13, Ella Mae
Detweiler. We love and
appreciate you. Thank,you
for your selfless sacrifices
you gave for us.
Love, Your Family

The family extends a cor-
dial invitation to all friends for
a drop-in-visit 'Saturday,
March 13, from 2:00-5:00
p.m. (CT) at the home of Ella
Mae, Hwy. 20 W, 16264
Whipperwill Way, Blounts-
town. No gifts, please. -


Happy 6th Birthday!
Melyna Avery Morales cel-
ebrated her 6th birthday on
March 5th. Melyna is the
daughter of Angie Bracewell
of Blountstown and Hector
Morales, Jr., also of.
Blountstown. She is the
granddaughter of Jim and
Paula Bracewell, and Maria
Morales, all of Blountstown,
and Hector Morales, Sr. of
Brownsville, Texas. Melyna
enjoys playing with all of her
sisters, going to visit NeNaw
and Pa, and being every-
body's princess!


-ilh'a


* MOVIEMOMENT"

Sby Matt McGraw



'A Serious Man"


A Serious Man, the lat-
est' film by brothers. Joel
and Ethan Coen (Fargo,
No Country for Old Men,
Raising Arizona), easily
among the greatest film-
makers of our time, is real-
ly something quite special.
Nominated for two
Academy Awards (Best
Picture and Best Original
Screenplay), the film is the
clever, bizarre, very darkly
funny story of Larry
Gopnik (Michael
Stuhlbarg), a Jewish
physics professor in 1967
whose seemingly perfect
suburban life is thrown into
chaos. A failing student
attempted to bribe him, his
son is a stoner, his daughter
steals from his wallet in an
attempt to save up for a
nosejob, and his loser of a
brother lives on the couch,
until Larry's wife kicks the
both of them out when she
decides to divorce Larry
and marry his best friend.
This leads Larry to search
for balance and under-
standing in the world, as he
attempts to become what
he considers to be a serious
man (hence the title).
A Serious Man is per-
haps the brothers' most
well-written and mature
film yet, and certainly their
most personal. Loaded
with elements of Judaism
and the music of Jefferson
Airplane (the events of the
film take place in 1967),
the movie asks important
questions about family, reli-
gion, morality, and human-
ity and never quite pro-
vides any answers. Therein
lies the fearlessness and


immense genius of the
Coens. In this day of
remakes, sequels, and
mindless blockbusters (all
'of which, don't get me
wrong, certainly have their
place in cinema), A Serious
Man dares to' make the
viewer think deeply, choos-
ing to be a filet mignon for
' the brain, as opposed to all
the mental popcorn
churned out by the
Hollywood system every
year.
Unlike most Coen films
(the pair frequently cast
George Clooney, John
Goodman, and Frances
McDormand, among oth-
ers, in their movies), the
cast is composed entirely of
unknowns. This is to the
great advantage of the
movie, as it. allows the
viewer to actually believe
that the characters are real.
This is a signature element
of the Coens' films.
Despite some strange, per-
haps impossible situations,
they have always written
very interesting, believable
characters, and Larry
Gopnik is certainly one of
their most complex, human
characters.
To fully understand the
symbolism and subtleties of
A Serious Man, one really
needs to see it twice.
Intricately layered, master-
fully crafted, and always
fun to watch, this is one of
the absolute best Coen
films; it fully deserves the
honor of being nominated
for Best Picture at the
Oscars. It's seriously awe-
some. (Rated R, now avail-
able on DVD)


Miss Blountstown and

Calhoun Co. pageants set


WANTED: Great repre-
sentatives for Calhoun
County and Blountstown!
Each year, young ladies'
chosen to represent in the.
Miss Calhoun County and
Miss Blountstown pageants
spend countless hours not
only appearing at area
Chamber ribbon cuttings,
groundbreaking, and
parades, but they travel
throughout Northwest
Florida working for various
organizations and repre-
senting our county.
In 'years past, ,young
ladies have volunteered at
local nursing facilities,
organized a Queens Clean
Vp day at local parks,
organized food drives for
hurricane/tornado victims,
and bagged groceries at
local supermarkets for
charity, just to name a few.
The Little Miss, Teen
Miss and Miss queens from'
Bluntstown and Calhoun
County go oh to represent
our :area. at the Miss
Northwest Florida Pageant
in Panama City. Last year.
local girls did very well at
this competition, with some
placing in the Top 5! They
also helped raise over
$4,000 for Susan G.
Komen and Breast Cancer

Garden Gala

will benefit

Covenant


Hospice;

meeting set

for March 18
Covenant Hospice will
host the 5th Annual Garden
Gala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 26, at the
Agricultural Center, located
at '2741 Penn Avenue, in
Marianna.
The Garden Gala
Committee is currently
seeking volunteers to help
plan, prepare and present
the event. Volunteers are
needed for all areas of the
event. The Garden Gala
committee will be holding
its monthly meeting at
Noon Thursday, Mar. 18, at
the Covenant Hospice
branch, located at 4440
Lafayette St., Suite C and
light refreshments will be
provided.
"The Garden Gala is our
signature fundraising event
of the year. Proceeds from
the gala will help further
the mission of Covenant
Hospice in Calhoun,
Jaclson, - Holmes and
Washington County," said
Jennifer Griffin,
Development Manager for
Covenant Hospice.
Covenant Hospice is a not-
for-profit organization dedi-
. cated to providing compre-
hensive compassionate
service to patients and their
loved ones during times of
life limiting illnesses, based
on need, regardless of abili-
ty to pay.
To volunteer for the
Garden Gala committee or
for more information, call
Jennifer Griffin or Angela
Jackson at 482-8520 or
209-0221 or via email
Jennifer.griffin@covenan-
thospice.org


Awareness.
The Miss Northwest
Florida pageant organiza-
tion stresses age appropri-
ate styling, and not just
beauty on the outside, but
within. The girls have to
speak impromptu on stage
in local pageants, and if
they go on to regional com-
petition, will go through two
rounds of interviewing,
stage competition, then
another round of impromp-
tu questioning.
Each young lady repre-
senting Calhoun County
and Blountstown with this
organization must turn in a
monthly progress report
from their teacher stating
they have maintained good
behavior throughout the
month. They are kept on a
demerit system and once
10 demerits are received
they may no longer repre-
sent our area.
This year's pageants are
set for March 20th, with a
signuip deadline of Friday,
March 12th. Attached'is
an information sheet and
entry form. For more infor-
mation, contact Jami
Daniels, Miss Northwest
Florida, Executive
Director, at 334.300.1671
or jlynn4966@aol.com, or
visit www.Missnorthwest
florida.com.


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Altha's Sharlyn Smith competes

in Chipola's Three-Point Shootout
Rachel Ward of Poplar Springs High is the new
Champion of Chipola College's High School Three-Point
Shootout. Pictured from left, are finalists from the com-
petition: Sharlyn Marie Smith of Altha, .Chipola
Appreciation Club President Bill Davis, Rachel Ward of
Poplar Springs (champion), Autumn Speigner of
Malone and Mychea Williams of Graceville.


Can you help us identify these guys?

Recognize any familiar faces? Jane Cayson Wolf recently shared this photo of the Blountstown baseball team, circa
1940. Her father, Wayman Cayson, is shown at bottom right and top right is his brother, Gerald "Bug' Cayson. She believes
that Gene McClellan is third from left on the front row and W.L. Bailey is,at top left. Anyone have names of the others? If you
can help identify, email news@thecountyrecord.net or give us a call at 674-5041.


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Barrel racer Ashley Whitfield



featured in national magazine


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
Blountstown's . . own
Ashley Whitfield has been
featured in the February
issue of Barrel Horse News
magazine.
The 19-year-old daugh-
ter of Steve and Vicki
Whitfield, Ashley has been


in the barrel racing scene
-for years, competing since
she was a child with the
Panhandle. Saddle Club..
Over the past year, she
decided to buy another
horse on her own so she got
a job, her first loan, and
purchased an eight-year-
old Gelding known as
Purinas Copycat.


She took Copycat with
her to Jackson, Mississippi,
for the NBHA Holiday
Classic in December where,
they captured the 3D
championship.
"My friend, Wendy
Temple, was trying to sell
him for Gary Pounds when
I decided I wanted to buy
him," Ashley told Barrel


Horse News after her win.
"Mr. Pounds was so great
to wait until a 19-year-old,
like me could get a job so I
could get a loan to buy the
horse of my dreams. I'll use
some of the money I won
here to pay on that loan."
In addition to a nice
chunk of change, Ashley
won a trophy saddle.


After a challenging week, BHS


girls to face Bonifay, Cottondale


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

The Blountstown Lady
Tigers lost two out of three
on the diamond last week,
putting their record at 6-4
overall and 1-4 in the dis-
trict..
The girls started the
month of March with a trip
to Panama City and fell to
Bozeman, 11-1.
Brittany Griffin took the
loss on the mound. Ann
Marie Silcox led at the
plate with a double and an
RBI. Griffin and Anna
Kelley each had a single.
"Everything we hit was
straight at them," says
Coach Bubba Johnson.
"We just played cold offen-
sively and defensively. It
was our worst performance
of the year."
The Lady Tigers turned
it around Thursday when
they traveled to Eastpoint
and brought home a 9-4
win over Franklin County.
Griffin was the winning
pitcher and also put the bat


Apalachicola
Riverkeeper annual mem-
bership meeting and board
elections are set for Friday,
March 19, from 6:30 p.m. -
8:30 p.m. EST at the City
of Apalachicola
Community Center, 1 Bay
Avenue, Apalachicola
(almost under the bridge at
Battery Park - 10' Hole).
Everyone is asked to
bring a covered dish. A live
auction will be held, along


in motion, getting a double
and two singles. Kelley
added a triple and a single.
Silcox, Montoya Garrett,
and Amber Burch each had
two singles. Brittany
Brown added a double.
Genny Starr and Lindsey
Doyal chipped in a single
each.
Next up was South
Walton at home on Friday.
The Lady Tigers suffered
an 8-1 loss. Griffin was on
the mound, striking out
seven, walking four, and
allowing two runs.
Offensively, the Lady
Tigers were not on their
game. "Costly errors at
crucial times were our
downfall," Coach Johnson
remarks. "Their pitcher
struck out 16 of our batters.
We didn't perform at the
plate. We may have been
sluggish somewhat due to
an away game on
Thursday."
Griffin and Garrett were
the offensive leaders with a
double and single each.
Kelley and Burch both had


with board elections and
the Riverkeeper Report.
Guest speaker will be local
novelist, essayist, play-
wright, screenwriter and
great lover of the
Apalachicola River and
Bay, Michael Lister.
Board members stand-
ing for re-election are:
Tom Adams (1999-2010),
Joyce Estes (2007-2010),
John Robert Middlemas
(2000-2010), Nancy Miller


a single.
In J.V. action, the girls
improved to 7-2 with three
straight wins. They defeat-
ed Bozeman, 14-4. Tiffany
Abbott got her first win of
the season on the mound.
Kimberly Jenks led at the
plate with two singles and
five RBIs. Kassie Wood
had two singles and four
RBIs.
The J.V girls defeated
Franklin County, 8-6.
Courtney McFarland was
the winning pitcher,
improving her record to 5-
2. Kaycee Yon led at the
plate with two singles.
Next up was South
.Walton and the J.V girls
defeated them, 12-9, with
McFarland getting the win
again on the,mound. Jenks,
Wood, Shayla Chason and
Kelsey Bontrager all had
singles.
"Our kids were patient
at the plate," says Coach
Johnson."
There were many walks
and we outpitched them."
The Lady Tigers travel


(2005-2010), Chris Moran
(2000-2010), and Chad
Taylor (2000-2010).
In addition, two Board
seats are open - candidates
include: Michael Lister and
Jack Carbone.
Nominations can also be
made by contacting the
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
or from the floor.

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Cottondale Monday with
both being district games'.
J.V takes to the field at 4
p.m. both days with varsity
following.at 6.


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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 7


Peterson brothers get a


Louisiana State surprise
Corin and Shon Peterson, students at Blountstown Middle School, received a
special package last Tuesday from LSU Head Coach Les Miles.
Corin and Shon are the children of Nedra Peterson and the former Dave
Peterson of Blountstown. Dave Peterson played for the LSU Tigers in 2001-
2003. He was a linebacker who was a member of the LSU Tigers' 2003 BCS
National Championship team. Dave was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on
July 17, 2007.
r After reading an article on Dave Peterson, Mrs. Hassig's wheel class at BMS
decided to contact Coach Miles on Shon and Corin's behalf. Coach .Viles sent the
boys LSU T-shirts, caps. helmet stickers and a personal message autographed by
Coach Miles.
This was a complete surprise for the boys and they would like to thank
Mrs.Hassig and her class for thinking of them through the remembrance of their
father.



FWC offering free hunter


safety class during March


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Cornservation
Commission '(FWC) is
offering a free hunter safety
course, in Leon County.
The course will be in the
second-floor conference
room of the Farris Bryant
Building, 620 S. Meridian
St., Tallahassee.
Instruction is from 6 to 9
p.m. March 16, 18, 23, and
25.
The range portion of the


class will be on March 27.
..An.adult must accompa-
ny children who are under
age '"16 at all times:
Students should bring a
pencil and paper with them
to take notes.
The state requires suc-
cessful completion of a
hunter safety course before
anyone born on or after
June 1, 1975, can purchase
a Florida hunting license.
The FWC course satisfies


. hunter-safety
requirements
states and
provinces.


training
for all othe
Canadia


Blountstown Dixie League


opens season on Saturday


The Blountstown
Baseball and Softball
league would like to invite
everyone to Sam Atkins
Park for our opening day
festivities for the 2010 sea-
son. This will take place on
Saturday, March 13, at 11
AM CST.
This will be an exciting


day for the 240 baseball
and softball players in the
league. Teams will be
introduced, the
Blountstown Fire
Department will present
our Flag, the National
Anthem will be sung and
the "first pitch" will be
thrown!!


Our concession will be
stocked, umpires will be
ready to call and players
will be ready to play. Come
out and support our kids,
grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, friends and
neighbors and enjoy a great
day at the park. We'll see
you there!


Big Bend Baseball League


plans Classic this weekend


The Big Bend Baseball
League of Florida will
begin the 2010 baseball-
season March 13th and
14th with all games being
hosted by the Washington
County Bruins in Chipley,
Florida. This Big Bend
Kick-Off Classic will see
the match-ups as follows:
Chattahoochee Red
Birds vs Liberty County
Diamond Dawgs, Sat.,
12:00 noon

5K, Fun Run

Saturday at

Torreya Park
The Calhoun/Liberty
County Health
Department's Healthy
Communities, Healthy
People Program is hosting
their Second Annual 5K
. Run/Walk/Jog and One
Mile Fun Run on March 13
at Torreya State Park.
Registration and shirt
pick up will start at 8:00
a.m. EST and the race will
begin at 9:00 a.m. EST.
Entry fees for the 5K is
$15.00 for adults and $5 for
students and the Fun Run is
$5. All proceeds will benefit
the American Cancer
Society Relay For Life..
If you have any ques-
tions, please contact Susan
Chafin at 850-643-2415
g ext. 245.


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People interested /in
attending this course can
register online and obtain
information about future
hunter-safety classes at
MyFWC.com/HunterSafet
y or by calling the FWC's
regional office in Panama
City at 850-265-3676.


Wildlife Management workshop

to be held Thursday in Marianna


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) and
several partners are spon-
soring a wildlife manage-
ment workshop March 11
in Marianna at the Jackson
County Agriculture Office
Complex.
The workshop, will run
from 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
The Agriculture Office
Complex is on Highway
276 in the Marianna city
limits.
There'll be presenta-
tions on such topics as man-
aging small parcels of land
for wildlife; common birds
and their habitats in the
Panhandle; learning the
various species of snakes,


frogs and spiders in
Northwest Florida; using
bat houses and bats; the
value of oaks and acorns to
wildlife; endangered plants
in the Panhandle; longleaf
pine forests and their histo-
ry in the Southeast, and
more.
One session will deal
with how landowners can
tap into grants and cost-
share programs to help
manage their lands better
for wildlife.
In addition to the FWC,
other sponsors of the day-
long workshop are the
University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Science
Extension Service, Florida


Division of Forestry and the
National Wild Turkey
Federation. Lunch will be
provided free of charge, but
advance registration is
required. Call the IFAS
Extension Office in
Marianna at 850-482-9620
by March 8 to register.


Gulf County Drive vs
Calhoun County
Horsemen, Sat., 3:00 p.m.
Jackson County Jays vs
Destin Dawgs
Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Bay County Brewers vs
Washington County
Bruins, Sun., 3:30 p.m.


Remember, Saturday,
March 13, and Sunday,
March 14, all roads lead to
Chipley, Florida - Chipley
High School Field, for the
Big Bend Baseball League
Kick-Off Classic. Support
your local team with your
presence!


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Pictured at the Capitol, front row, from left, are: Aliya Chaudhry; Jordan Heath; Jacob
Taylor; Randy Hightower, Jr.; Eleni Patronis; Jay Bryon; Lacee Rudd; Karen Morgan and
Elizabeth Gratz. Back row, from left: Levi Strickland, Luke Linton, Andrew Bidwell, Jessica
Jamerson and Samantha Nicodemus.

Local students participate in


Gulf Coast Electric Youth Tour
Blountstown High School was -well represented at the Tri-State Math and Computer Gulf * Coast Electric Ferry Volunteer Fire Forces of Nature. They
Science Olympiad held at Wallace Community College. Cooperative recently spon- Department; Aliya attended a dance, wit-
sored a trip to Tallahassee Chaudhry, representing nessed an actual Supreme
aa * for local high school juniors. Wewahitchka High School; Court session and conclud-
Students place at M ath Olym pics; The trip was part of the Elizabeth Gratz, represent- ed the trip with a mock ses-
Rural Electric Youth Tour ing the Mossy Pond sion in the House cham-
.- Program that rural electric Volunteer Fire bers, where they also heard
D ebra PerJ due is featured teacher, cooperatives across. the Department; Jordan speeches by
. nation participate in. Heath, representing the Representatives ' Marti


Mathematics
Olympics
Blountstown High
School.was well represent-
ed at the 28th Annual Tri-
State Math and Computer
Science Olympiad held at
,Wallace Community
College on February 26th.
Students underwent a 40-
question written test and
competed with students in
the areas of Algebra I,
Geometry, Algebra II,
Advanced Mathematics,
Computer Literacy, and,
Microcomputer
Applications.
Winners included (pic-
tured, above, from left)
Cody Baldwin (5th in com-
puter literacy), Morgan
Welch 3rd in microcomput-
er applications), Dillon
Shinberger (7th in comput-
er literacy), Caitlyn
Stewart (2nd in geometry),
Stewart Herndon (7th in
Algebra II), and Chris
Byrne (5th in geometry).

Teacher Feature
by Jake Money
"'Walk' into Debra
Perdue's' room at
Blountstown High School
and you can just smell the
technology. Debra Perdue
,has been ' teaching
Computing Technology for
11 years. Before that, she
taught at the Middle and
Adult Schools. She has a
Master's Degree in
Business Technology from
Florida A&M University.
Mrs. Perdue says while she
was working as BHS secre-
tary, she realized that she
liked working with teachers
and students. The school
had gotten their first com-
puters, and she assisted
some of the teachers and


BY VICKI DAVIS
District ABC -
Program Liaison

In 2006, the Florida
Legislature created a
Business - Community
(ABC) School Program to
promote partnerships in
education and to address
shortage of space in over-
crowded school systems.
An ABC school is a pub-
lic school that offers
instruction to students in
kindergarten through third
grade levels or any single or
multiple grade levels within
this range at facilities pro-
vided by a local business.
A qualified host business
may submit a proposal
agreeing to provide the
appropriate types of space
on' their site for such a
school, including the associ-
ated operating and upkeep
expenses. Calhoun County
School District will provide
an educational program,
including the appropriate
instructional . 'supports,
administration and staff,
teachers, textbooks, mate-
rials, supplies, and curricu-
lum for the school.
First priority for admis-
sion of students to an ABC
school will be given to the
children of the owners and
employees of the business.
If additional capacity
remains after children of
the owners and employees


Mrs. Debra Perdue


students in learning how to
use them. That was the
best feeling in the world to
her; to see their excitement
in learning something new.
This inspired her to go back
to college and pursue a
degree in Business
Technology. Soon after,.she
came back and became a
teacher at Blountstown
High School.
In addition to' her'
Business Education class-
es, Mrs. Perdue is'"i"
Sophomore Class sponsor
and the Future Business
Leaders of America
(FBLA) sponsor. She also
serves as the Diversified
Career Technology (DCT)
teacher and is the Dual
Enrollment teacher for a
Computer Systems
Technology Program that
offers A+ Certification.
Mrs. Perdue is married
to James Perdue and they
have - three daughters;
Kami, Alisha, and Harlea
and one granddaughter
Emmaleigh. Mrs. Perdue
has many hobbies; listening
to Contemporary Christian
music, watching classic TV


are admitted, the host busi-
ness may designate other
neighboring businesses
whose owners or employees
may also participate in
order to generate a reason-
able number of students for
the school. To be consid-
ered, the ABC school must
comply with the constitu-
tional class size require-
ments and have enough
students in attendance to
support the educational
program. Parents of the
enrolled students would be
responsible for providing
transportation to and from
the school for their chil-
dren.


shows, and reading- espe-
cially when it comes to the
Bible, her favorite book. "It
is as applicable today as it
was the day it was written."
When the business and
hectic activities and respon-
sibilities of being a, teacher
have died down a bit, Mrs.
Perdue enjoys going on
vacation. Her preferred
"vacation location" is
Europe, namely Germany.
She likes going there with
her family arid exploring all
the castles and cathedrals.
A day at the beach with her
granddaughter is also a
favorite pastime and enjoy-
able treat.
Knowing Mrs. Perdue,
she can be strict at times,
but it's all out of love for
her students. She cares for
each one of us, and is will-
ing to go the extra mile to
help us learn what we need
to know to make it in the
world of business and tech-
nology.


Calendar of EPe.nt ,
Wednesday, , March
10th, FCAT Math
Thursday, March 11th,
FCAT Science; Track- at
Bozeman @ 3:00;
Weightlifting at Wakulla @
2:00
Friday, March 12th,
Softball, Away at Bonifay
@ 4:00/6:00; Baseball,
Away at Graceville @ 6:30
Monday, March 15th,
Softball, Home against
Cottondale @ 4:00/6:00
Tuesday, March 16th,
Baseball, Away at Malone
@ 4:00/6:00; End of 3rd 9
weeks
Wednesday, March
17th, Track - at Liberty
County @ 1:00


Within an ABC school,
parents have the opportu-
nity to spend more -time
with their children during
the commute together to
school each day and some
parents may choose to
serve as volunteers in the
classroom based on its
proximity to their work
area.

If your business is inter-
ested in submitting a pro-
posal for this program or in
finding out more about this
program, please contact
Vicki Davis, District ABC
Program Liaison, at 674-
8733, extension 22.


Each year, the
Cooperative sponsors the
program . for eleventh-
graders whose parents or
guardians are members of
GCEC. A panel of three
judges ,from the electric
cooperative industry inter-
views participants, and two
winners are chosen to trav-
el on an all-expenses-paid
trip to Washington, D. C. in
June, where they join other
eleventh-grade students
from all over the United
States to tour our nation's
capital..
Aliya Chaudhry and
Lacee Rudd won the Youth
Tour competition, held in
February, and will repre-
sent the Cooperative dur-
ing the Washington tour in
June. .
However, every student
nominated by a local civic
organization or high school
to participate in the pro-
gram is invited to travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to
Tallahassee, where they
join approximately 100.
other high school juniors
representing electric coop--
eratives all over Florida.
Students representing
the Cooperative in
Tallahassee included:
.Andrew Bidwell, repre-
senting the Wewahitchka
Volunteer Fire
Department; -Jay Bryan,
representing the Scotts


Wewahitchka Woman's
Club; Randy Hightower,.
Jr., representing the
Dalkeith Volunteer Fire
Department; Jessica
Jamerson, representing
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue; Luke Linton, rep-
resenting the Sand Hills
Volunteer Fire
Department; Karen
Morgan, representing the
Kinard Volunteer Fire
Department; Samantha
'Nicodemus, representing
the Overstreet Volunteer
Fire . Department; Eleni
Patronis, representing A.
Crawford Mosley High
School; Arianna N. Paul,
representing the
Wewahitchka Ambulance
Service; Lacee Rudd, rep-
resenting Deane Bozeman
School; Levi S. Strickland,
representing Port St. Joe
High School; and Jacob
Taylor, representing the
Wetappo Creek Volunteer
Fire Department. Gulf
Coast Electric employees
Chris Davis, Kristin
Douglas, Becky Kent, and,
Keith Pridgeon served as
chaperones for the trip.
While in Tallahassee,
the students toured the
Governor's Mansion. They
also visited the Challenger
Learning Center, where
they saw an electromagnet-
ic classroom demonstration
and the IMAX movie


Coley, Brad Drake and
Jimmy Patronis.'
"The Youth Tour pro-
gram is a great opportunity
for us to reward local stu-
dents for being outstanding
leaders in their communi-
ties," Douglas said.
The Rural Electric
Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since
1957 when co-ops sent stu-
dents to Washington, D. C.
to work during the summer.
By 1964, the program was
catching on, and the
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association
began to coordinate the
efforts of the co-ops. Since
then, thousands of young
people have experienced
this once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to visit our
nation's capital and learn
about our government.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy�
national alliance of' local,
consumrer-owned electric
cooperatives providing high
standards of service to cus-
tomers large and small.
GCEC serves approxi-
mately 20,500 consumers
in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson,, Walton and
Washington counties and in
the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Lynn Haven,
Fountain and Southport.


Voluntary Pre-K registration


dates set for summer and fall


Voluntary Pre-K certifi-
cates of eligibility (COE's)
will be issued-on March 16
for the 2010-11 school year.
Registration for a VPK cer-
tificate will take place at
the Early Learning
Coalition Office located
inside the Blountstown
Public Library from 10:00
a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on March
16, 2010.
VPK certificates of eligi-
bility will be issued on a
first come, first serve basis
by the Early Learning,
Coalition. Your child must
be 4 years old by
September 1, 2010 in order
to be eligible for VPK serv-
ices during the 2010-11
school year. Please bring
the following information
with you to register your
child for VPK at the Early
Learning Coalition Office:
* Your child's birth cer-
tificate
* Your child's social
security card
* Yourphoto ID
* Your proof of physical
address (verification is
needed that you are a
Florida resident)
The fall 2010 VPK

"Camp Brave.


Program will be offered at
Altha Public School,
Blountstown Elementary
School, and Carr School.
Each school has a limited
number of slots. Once you
have been issued a VPK
certificate for your child,
TAKE THE VPK CER-
TIFICATE TO THE
SCHOOL OF YOUR
CHOICE TO HAVE
YOUR CHILD'S NAME
PLACED ON THE VPK
LIST. This process is first
come, first serve.
Again, there are limited
VPK slots at each school
site in Calhoun County.
You will be notified at a
later date if your child will
be able to attend based on
the number of slots allotted
for each school site. If you
are unable to attend the
registration date on March
16, 2010, the Early
Learning Coalition will also
be issuing VPK certificates
on Mondays and
Wednesday from 10:00
a.m. - 4:45 p.m. after the
March 16th date.
Voluntary Pre-K regis-
tration for the summer
2010 session is being con-

Heart" offered


ducted now at the Early
Learning Coalition Office
located inside the
Blountstown Public
Library on Mondays and
.Wednesdays from 10:00
a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
To attend the summer
2010 VPK session, your
child must be 4 years old by
September 1, 2009 and has
not already participated in
a school year VPK pro-
gram.
The summer 2010 VPK
program will be offered at
Blountstown Elementary
School. Transportation will
not be provided for summer
VPK. Please bring the
same items listed above to
registration. Once you are
issued the VPK certificate
of eligibility, take the cer-
tificate to Blountstown
Elementary School to
ensure your child has a spot
for the 2010 summer VPK
program.
For.more, call the Early
Learning Coalition Office at
674-9488 or the Special
Programs Office with the
Calhoun County School
Board at 674-8734, ext.
227, 228, or 229.

by Hospice


in July for children who have suffered loss


CHIPOLA BUSINESS STUDENTS LEAD FINANCIAL WORK-
SHOP-The Chipola College SIFE Team (Students in Free
Enterprise) recently presented a financial workshop for the
staff of the Jackson County Health Department. The session
was lead by Dr. Jim Goodpasture, assistant professor of
business and business student Paige White. Content includ-
ed budgeting and paying down debt. Over 90 employees
from the Jackson County Health Department attended the
session. Pictured from left, are: student Jerry Baker, Dr. Jim
Goodpasture, Health Department Administrator William Long,
student Paige White and student Devon Beachum.


Emerald Coast Hospice
will be offering a camp for
children this summer.
Camp Brave Heart is
designed for children, ages
7-14, who have experi-
enced the loss of a loved
one.
Regardless of the type of
loss or the reason for the
loss, all children throughout
the area are invited to
apply to attend Camp
Brave Heart. A prior affil-
iation with Emerald Coast
Hospice is not required.


Camp Brave Heart is
run by clinical experts who
understand the healing
process and who genuinely
care about the children that
are left behind. While the
emphasis is on healing,
there is play time as well.
The children will partici-
pate in indoor and outdoor
activities such as arts and
crafts, field games, and
swimming. Children will
also have the opportunity
to honor the people they
have lost with a very spe-


cial memorial service.
The camp will be held at
Camp Timpoochee located
in Niceville, Fl. The dates
for the camp are July 16th-
19th. Volunteer applica-
tions to assist with Camp
Brave Heart are being
accepted. For more infor-
mation or to receive an
application for a child to
attend or- to volunteer sim-
ply call Gino Mayo or
Sherri Stone at 850-526-
3577 or go to www.genti-
va.com/hospice.


Businesses can provide facilities


for ABC Schools in Calhoun Co.


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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 9


Florida Public Utilities helped Altha students and faculty as they posed in "A' formation to
celebrate being an "A" school.

Altha holds an "A" school party;


quilt raffle for Project Graduation


Chorus News
by Tammy Shivers
The Altha High School
Chorus will have their
Spring Concert on Tuesday,
March 16 at 7 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall of the
Altha United Methodist
Church. There will 'be
refreshments afterwards.


Calendar
Tuesday- Friday, March
9th- 19th FCAT
Thursday, March 11th,
Middle School Softball at
Tolar, 3 pm; Boys'
Weightlifting at Wakulla, 2
pm; Varsity Baseball at
FAMU, 3:30 pm; Varsity
Softball vs. Franklin
County, 5 pm
Friday, March 12th,
FCA Breakfast at Altha
United Methodist Church,
7 am; Middle School
Baseball and Softball vs.
Port St. Joe, .3 pm; Varsity
Softball vs. Bay High 6 pm
Saturday, March 13th,
Varsity Softball vs.
Cottondale, 1 pm
Sunday, March 14th,
Daylight Saving Time
Begins (Clocks Forward)'
Tuesday, March 16th,
End of the 3rd 9 weeks;
FCAT 5th Grade Science
Wednesday, March
17th, St. Patrick's Day;
Varsity Baseball vs. Coosa
Valley Academy, 1 pm;
FCAT 5th Grade Science
Thursday, March 18th,
Big Bend Meet Boy's
Weightlifting at Godby, 2
pm; Varsity Baseball at RF
Munroe, 5 pm
Friday, March 19th,
FCA Breakfast at Altha
First Baptist Church, 7 am;
Varsity Softball vs. FAMU,
4:30 pm; Varsity Baseball
vs. Cottondale, 6 pm
Saturday, March 20th,
Varsity Softball
Tournament Altha Area
Recreational Park
10 am - Altha vs


There was plenty to celebrate at Altha School last week
where students and faculty held a party in honor of being
named an "A" school. Former Principal Ronnie Hand got a
lift to the school via helicopter thanks to School Resource
Officer Randy McCroan and the Sheriff's Office helicopter..

B: . . . - * .. . . . .& i--- - ~, [


Seniors Rebekah Wiltse, Kayla Hires, Ashley Simco,
Kourtney Grice, and Chelsea DeBerry show off the hand-
made quilt they are raffling off for project graduation. Mrs.
Beulah Headings, Rebekah's "Me-maw" and master quilter
designed and made the quilt. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for
$5 and can be purchased from any senior parent or contact


Mary Frank Brooks at 762-3121. The drawing is


. Arnold; Munroe vs PSJ
12 noon- Munroe vs


Arnold; Altha vs P
2 pm - Alumni


Meet the February Kids of Chara

Principal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha School's Kids of Charact
month of February demonstrating the character trait of Forgiveness. They are (front
left) Breanna Clemons, Stephanie Vaughn, Brooke Rackley, Jayce McLendon, (sec
Chase Fielder, Baileigh O'Neal, Kelly Ballard, Jessica Moore (third row) J.D. \
Cook, Joshua Bramblett, Ashley Lytle, and Nolan Bean.



inAwwA'A'A tiI e] I neT


SBLOUNTSTOWN


STS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS



BHS celebrates Dr. Seuss;



FCAT reward party held


FCAT is Here!
By Kristi Yoder
5th Grade Reporter
FCAT begins this week.
The B.E.S. 3rd, 4th, and
5th grade students have
been getting ready and
working very hard for the
upcoming tests. Reading
and Math FCAT will be on
March 9th, 10th, and 11th,
for 3rd, 4th, and 5th
grades. Fifth graders have
FCAT Science on the 16th
and 17th of March. Good
Luck!

. Paperball Fight!
By Rachel Nandho
Fifth Grade Reporter
Fifth grade has worked
very hard this year prepar-
ing for FCAT. As a reward
for our hard efforts we cele-
brated with a paper ball
fight. After completing our
Fast Track to FCAT work-
book, we ripped up our
books, just as we plan to
"rip" through FCAT!
Congratulations for all the
HARD work and Good
Luck!


Mrs. Margaret Hall


Awesome Lunchroom
Lady
By Caroline Howell
5th Grade Reporter
Mrs. Margaret Hall, the
awesome lunchroom lady
at B.E.S., was interviewed
about her job.
She loves her job and
the favorite thing about her
job is seeing the kids com-
ing by to see what they are
having for lunch, She took
her job for the challenging
part and because she is
busy and doesn't get bored.
Since Mrs. Hall took the
lunchroom lady job, we


Mrs. Pate reads "Green Eggs and Ham" to the students as
they celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.


.. . . . *



Daniel Ryals joins his classmates for a good old fash-
ioned paperball fight!


know that everyday we will
have something good to
eat. Mrs. Hall loves chal-
lenging events and being a
lunch lady sure is one!


Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Madison Peacock
5th Grade Reporter
On March 2, (Dr. Seuss'
Birthday), Mrs. Pate, a
library aid at B.E.S.,
dressed up like The Cat in
the Hat to celebrate Dr.
Seuss' birthday. It was
Mrs. Pate, Mrs. Reid,.1and
Mrs. States' idea. Mrs.
Pate also read Green Eggs
and Ham to the first
graders and they really
enjoyed it. Kindergarten
teacher, Mrs. Sherri
Shuler, also dressed up as
The Cat in the Hat. She
read Dr. Seuss stories to
the kindergarteners.

Mrs. Guilford -
Teacher of the Year


By Braicee Dietz
5th Grade Reporter
Mrs. Wendy Guilford
was honored to be Calhoun
County School District's
teacher of the year.
Her 5th grade students
love her very much. Mrs.
Guilford is very'loving and
caring to her students. She
may be a silly teacher and
very fun, but she's a really
good teacher and she
deserved teacher of the
year. .
Mrs. Wendy Guilfoofd
said, "I.. believe the . mpst
rewarding thing about
teaching is relationships I
have been able to form
with my students. I also
love to witness a child
understanding a concept
for the first time. It is awe-
some to see their eyes light
up and see the smiles
across their faces when
they learn something new."
Mrs. Guilford is a friend,
as well as a great teacher.,


Blountstown singers, musicians


sought for stop drunk driving CD


April 20. Thirteen-year-old singer
songwriter Becca Levy has
PSJ a plan. And so far it seems
Game to be working out...Big-
time!
The Washington, DC
native has just entered her
teens a few short months
ago. But even at her young
age Becca is all too aware
of the dangers associated
with drunk driving
teenagers.
"I became aware of
some sobering statistics"
said Levy. "I decided that
this was an area that I
wanted to try to make a dif-
ference in. People are dying
at an alarming rate because
they drive after drinking.
Its just stupid and it is
100% avoidable"
.With a mindset and a
resolve that seldom come at
such a young age Becca
turned to the best way she
knows how to make a state-
ment: her music.
"I have been lucky
enough to be named
National Spokesperson for
the Stop Drunk Driving
Now Kid's Saving Kid's
CD campaign. The cam-
paign marks the first time
that talented young musi-
cians from across America
ter will work together to use
Cter their music to raise aware-
ness about the dangers of
er for the driving under the influence.
row, from Says Levy "The
cond row) response from America's
Vise, Coy young musicians has been
just great. We have
received music from across
the nation.
Fourteen - year -old
Sugarland Texas resident
Sean Hardin was recently
selected to represent the


Houston area. Says Hardin
"I'm excited to be a part of
this campaign to save other
kids lives with my music"
A total of 30 artists from
across the country will
appear on a digitally dis-
tributed CD, and the music
of these talented young
people will be available for
free downloading by any-
one in America.
When people visit the
page to hear the music,
they will see a host of mes-
sages-designed by' high
school and college stu-
dents-about the brutal
costs of drunk driving and
prevention messages.
"This is another weapon
in our drunk driving pre-
vention arsenal," said
Ronald Bellanti, president
of Boston-based Illumina
Records and the founder of
the Kids Saving Kids pro-
gram."The earlier we start
kids thinking about not get-
ting behind the wheel
drunk, the better."
And that is exactly what
the Kids Saving Kids
Campaign will do. The
artists that appear on the
CD will all be under the
age of 18.
That means that the
music will not only be cre-
ated by young artists but
geared to young listeners-
the very people we need to
start soaking in these mes-
sages
"I am very excited to
join forces with
Blountstown's many talent-
ed young performers. This
is a great way for kids from
across America to work
together and save lives. To
be able to achieve that


through our music is amaz-
ing," said Levy.
The uniqueness of this
opportunity is not lost on
the artists. "What better
way to use my music than
to save other kids' lives?
Drunk driving affects,
everyone regardless of his
or her age. I hope you will
join me in this fight.
Together we can all make a
difference," Becca said.
To submit your music for
consideration you must
submit a MP3 or a WAV
file of one of your songs.
Also include your age,
hometown, and your par-
ents' contact information.
You must be 18 years old or
younger and must have at
least one recorded original
song to submit. You can
submit your music at:
ksksubmit@stopddnow.co
m
You can learn more
about Becca Levy and hear
her music at www.becca-
levy.com
You can see more on the
Kids Saving Kids require-
ments at
www.myspace.com/ksk01
ADDITIONAL
REQUIREMENTS: YOU
MUST BE 18 YEARS OF
AGE OR YOUNGER YOU
MUST HAVE AT LEAST
ONE RECORDED ORIG-
INAL SONG TO SUB-
MIT

Go es

Emils


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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 10



OBITARIE


JOYCE GWENDOLYN
FAIRCHILD
Mrs. Joyce Gwendolyn
Fairchild, 78, died Tuesday,
March 9, 2010, in Bristol,
Florida.
The service will be at
4:00 P.M. EST today,
March 10, 2010, at the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in
Bristol, with burial at
Mitchum Cemetery.
Joyce was a native of the
Chaires Community in
Leon County but was a life-
long resident of Liberty
County. She was a educa-
tor for over 42 years in the
Liberty County school sys-
tem and had taught in
every school in the district.
She graduated from
Florida State University in
1955 and was a member of
the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by her
husband of 51 years, John
Eben Fairchild of Bristol; a
son John David Rowan of
Bristol; two daughter, Jana
Hill and husband, Robert of
Bristol and Johnette
Wahlquist and husband,
Michael of Bristol; her
grandchildren, Page
Wahlquist, Ashley Crowley,
Rachel Rowan, Kaylynn
Richardson and Clint Hill;
a special family member,
Raymond Bousquet; and a
loving caregiver, Jimmie L.
Davis.
She was preceded in
death by her father, James
L. Wood, and' mother,
Mattie 0. Evans, 'and her
two brothers Dewey T.
Wood and Larry W. Wood.
Bevis Funeral Home
and Crematory in Bristol,
FL was in charge of the
funeral arrangements.
850-643-3636.

ORA DELL TAYLOR
GURKA
Ora Dell Taylor Gurka,
92, of Blountstown, passed


" Thought

to member





7TimAdams

Funerals are a perfectly
planned celebration of
life, a reflection of the
individual-the lives they
touched, the way they
spent their time, and even
the music they loved. That
is why planning ahead is
so important.
We live in a "planning"
society. Think about the
time and effort that goes
into planning major
events in -our life-
graduations, weddings,
the birth of a child,
retirement. Even the
amount of planning that
goes into our day-to-day
activities.
Think about the
importance of making
funeral arrangements. We
can address any questions
or concerns you may
have. We are here to help
you.

ADAMS
FUNERAL HOME
674-5449 -643-5410
www.adamsfh.com


away Monday, March 8,'
2010, in Blountstown.
She was a retired home-
maker and bookkeeper.
She was a member of
Gateway Baptist Church
and was a very active
member of her community.
She was a fifty year mem-
ber of the Blountstown
Order of Eastern Star


Preach Tournament speakers announced
Apostle Geraldine B. Sheard and the Prayer Chainers
Mission of God is proud to announce the speakers for the
Preach Tournament on March 12th &13th at the Prayer
Chainers Church.
On Friday night, March 12, at 6:30, the speakers will
be Pastor Charlie Dykes of Sneads, Elder Lavoris
Williams, Elder Jeff Brown, Minister Marco Warters and
Bro. Byran Johnson of Tallahassee. On Saturday, March
13th at 12:00 noon, the speakers will Prophet Billy White
and Elder Kenneth Baker of Marianna. At 6:30 p.m. the
speakers will be Minister Gene Marcell Tranqill of
Cottondale and high pointers from Friday night and
Saturday noon. Come out and hear the men of God
preaching from the depth of their soul hoping that the word
of God will fall on good ground.
Contact Apostle G.B. Sheard at 674-8683 and
Evangelist Peterson at 674-3449.

'Nettle Ridge' celebrating 116 years
Christian Home Church located on Highway 69 North,
commonly called "Nettle Ridge" is continuing to celebrate
their 116 years of faithful service to the Lord's work.
Sunday, March 14th, will be Christian Home
Sweetheart Sunday with a special service beginning at the
11:00 a.m. morning worship service. Pastor Bro. Ron
Burger and his congregation gives everyone a special invi-
tation. For more information, call 674-5194 or 674-4368.

St. Paul AME choirs selling dinners
St. Paul A.M.E. Jr. & Sr. Choir will be selling dinners
this Saturday, March 13th. Dinners will be $6.00 a plate.
Deliveries will be available to facilities. Contact Amanda
Dawson, 674-5985, Vanessa Dawson, Althea McDougald,
Katrina Hatchett, 674-3786, Karen Engram, or Glenda
Grant for orders.


Retirement cont'd


amount of money I'm going
to get out of this - it will
probably take four or five
years out of my life. It's not
about the money. It's about
where we want to be 10
years from now."
O'Bryan says Wood is
still preparing for the post,
noting that being the coun-
ty administrator for
Calhoun County is different
than in other communities.
"He's learning, he's smart,
he's energetic and has a
good work ethic. But he's a
work in progress. Joe has
been assistant county
administrator about six
months now...I can't possi-
bly teach him in six months
and he can't possibly learn
in six months what took me
19 years to learn. He's in a
learning stage and he's a
student of the game."
Clerk Attaway is one
official who wants O'Bryan
to stay. "There are people
working for this county who


are overpaid, but he is not
one of them," she says,
adding that she attributes
around $20 million in fund-
ing for Calhoun County
over the past decade to
O'Bryan's efforts.
As for whether someone
else could accomplish the
same, she replies, "I think
they will with time."
Next week, in the sec-
ond part of this series, we'll
look at what other counties
are doing to put an end to
this practice and discuss
changes in the loophole.





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Monday at Noon


#179, a member of AARP,
and Blountstown First
Baptist Church Women's
Missionary Union.
She was preceded in
death by her parents,
Joseph Edgar Holley and
Lilly Mozelle Wingate
Holley; her husband,
Henry E. Gurka, and a
brother, Henry Holley.
She is survived by three
sons, James N. Taylor and
his wife, Barbara of Plano,
Texas, Joseph C. Taylor
and his wife, Joyce, of
Lillian, Alabama, and Paul
E. Gurka and his wife,
Zelda, of Tallahassee,
Florida; a sister, Lillie Joe
Caraway, of Marianna,
Florida; nine grandchil-
' dren, Erin Taylor of
Charlotte, North Carolina,
Mark Taylor and his wife,
Tina of Grapevine, Texas,
Terrie Taylor Wessell and
her husband, Mark, of
Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida, Joseph E. Taylor
and his wife, Rebecca, of
Pensacola; Christine
Halperine and her hus-
band, David, of Solon,
Ohio, Michelle Taylor
Hamilton and her husband,
Jim, of Pensacola, Jeffery
Taylor of Pensacola,
Anthony Gurka of
Marianna and Catherine
Gurka of Crawfordville,
Florida; nine great-grand-
children; and three great-
great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
held Thursday, March 11,
in the Adams Funeral
Home Chapel with
Reverend Roger King offi-
ciating. Interment will fol-
low in Nettle Ridge
Cemetery in Blountstown.
The family will receive
friends 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 10, at
Adams Funeral Home.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 674-5449 or
online at


www.adamsfh.com).

MARY P. RUGER
Mary P Ruger, 82, of
Altha, passed away
Thursday, March 4, 2010,
in Altha.
Mrs. Ruger was born in
Port St. Joe, Florida, and
had lived in Calhoun
County for the past two
years. She was a retired
nursing assistant and was a
member of St. Francis of
Assisi Catholic Church in
Blountstown.
She is survived by her
daughter, Linda Behr, of
Waldo, Wisconsin, and a
brother, J. B. Porter, of
Blountstown.
Funeral services will be
in Doniphan, Missouri, at a
later date.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of local arrange-
ments (ph. 674-5449 or
online . at
www.adamsfh.com).


GRACE E. STITELER
Grace E. Stiteler, 101,.
of Clarksville, passed away
Monday, March 8, 2010, in
Blountstown.,
She was a' retired
teacher and a member of
Poplar Head Baptist
Church in Clarksville. She
was an inspiration to all she
met.
She is survived by two
sons, Ron Stiteler of
Clarksville and Kurtz
Stiteler of Lewisburg,
Tennessee; a daughter,
Gloria Sheaffer, of Melrose,
Florida; eight grandchil-
dren, and many great and
great-great grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Memorialization is by cre-
mation.

Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 674-5449 or-
online at
www.adamsfh.com).


Thought of you with love
today, but that is nothing new. I
thought about you yesterday,
and days before that too. I think
of you in silence, I often speak
your name. All I have are mem- .
ories and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake,
with which I'll never part. God
has you in His keeping, ...1 have
you in my heart... love you'
always your family -J 5
March 13, 1938-July 5, �.-
2006. She was the world's
greatest mom."./l
-Janet Ellis


First Church of the NazareneI


17826 NE Crozier St. * Blountstown, FL 32424
Sr. Pastor: Dr. Ernie Gray
Pastorerniegrav@juno.com
Schedule of Services -
* Morning Worship 9:00 a.m,.
* Sunday School 10:15 am.
* Wed. Bible Study 6:00 p.m.


850-866-4036
850-674-8169


St. Mary Missionary f

Baptist Church ".
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
850-674-8716
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School. 9:30 AM * Morning Worship- 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday. 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2und & 4th Saturday. 10 AM


+ Meaningful Bible Study......................... 9:45 AM
Exciting W orship.................................11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship...... ............ 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Pastor David Throckmorton
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown

First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ


Whalevy
Heating & Air Conditioning
We would like to welcome our new Service Manager,
CHRIS HATTONto the Whaley Heating & Air Team!









Marcus Whaley, Jim Whaley, Chris Hatton & Jeffrey Tipton
SERVICE * UNIT REPLACEMENT
FILTERS ANY SIZE * CLEAN AND CHECKS

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IParthenon of Blountstown


Team Player

Conyrat


of the Month


De CCa
Byrd


'- , ...


Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown named Della
Byrd as February Team Player of the Month. Since
December 1993, Byrd has worked in Laundry. She is
responsible for performing the day-to-day activities of the
Laundry Department and ensuring that an adequate supply
of linen is on hand at all times to meet the needs of the
residents. When asked how her work experience has been,
Byrd'said, "It's been fun."


Ch an Hi oe Free WiiiBaptit Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424


Sunday Services
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship,,.6:00 PM
Wednesday Service...6:00 PM


Ron Burger, Pastor
850-674-5194
wmv.christianhomefreewillbaptistchurch.org
e-mail: chfwbc@aol.com
Come Be Our Guest!


Blountstown United Methodist Church
Located on Hwy 20 directly acrossfroin
Sub-Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM
Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btownumc@yahoo.com


SBlountstown First


*Assembly of God Church

Sunday Services Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Sunday School...9:45 AM Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Morning Worship...ll:00 AM , F,
Evening Worship...5:00 PM BlOIltStOWI, FL
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM 850-674-4331


For Information on Placing Your Church in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041


Bristol

Dental Clinic


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Repairs and
Relines

Laban Bontrager, DMD.

Monica Bontrager, DMD
FAMILY DENTISTRY
12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE: (850)643-5417









The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 11


J.K. and Nancy Newsome of Bite My Butt Barbecue from Kinard serve up samples of their championship winning dish at
the River Valley Marketplace. The downtown farmers market is open the first Saturday morning of every month from March
through September in the greenspace next to Wakulla Bank in downtown Blountstown.



Downtown farmers market to




open again Saturday, April 3


Blountstown Main
Street is proud to sponsor
the downtown farmers
market featuring fresh pro-
duce, home baked items,
handmade crafts, and origi-
nal artwork, along with live
entertainment.
The River Valley
Marketplace is open the
first Saturday of every
month, March through
November, from 8 a.m. to


noon in the greenspace
next to Wakulla Bank. The
next market date is
Saturday, April 3.
Previously, the market
was open the first Saturday
of every month, but Main
Street members recently
voted after the suggestion
by vendors to open only the
first Saturday during the
months of March through
November as is common


practice for other markets
in the region (due to cold
weather). In addition, if it's
raining, the market will be
closed.

Booth spaces are free,
but all items sold must be
handmade, homemade, or
fresh grown. - Vendors
should bring their own
setups such as tables and
tents. There are limited


spaces for truck sales. Main
Street members would like
to create a cohesive look at
the market, so if you choose
to have a tent at your
booth, please make it white
or tan (cover it with a sheet
if you have a different color
tent).

Contact Kelli at 674-
1004 to reserve your
FREE space!


Employers invited to participate SUBSCRIBE


in Panhandle Job Fair April 15 TODAY! I


The Panhandle Job Fair
Foundation will host the
Spring Panhandle Job Fair
April 15, 2010, at
Northwest Florida
Fairgrounds, 1958 Lewis
Turner Blvd, Fort Walton
Beach, Florida 32547.
The job fair will start at
10:00 AM and run until
3:00 PM.
This job fair is complete-
ly free to the public.
Seminars will also be
offered on Federal Job


Legal Notice

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL
M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will
dispose of contents of the following unit on
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. if
not paid in full and emptied out. The unit is.
believed to contain household and/or per-
sonal property.
TERESA VAUGHN, UNIT #21 SOUTH


Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2010-002 PR
In Re: Estate Of:
JAMES ALLEN CAIN,
Deceased.
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
James Allen Cain, deceased, whose date
of death was September 2, 2009, and
whose Social Security Number is 337-52-
2226, Is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of
which is 20859 S.E. Central Avenue,
Blountstown, Florida 32424. The name
and address of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
amended notice has been served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS AMENDED
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AMEND-
ED NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE. DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
amended notice is March 10, 2010.
Personal Representative:
GWENDOLYN CAIN


Applications, Resume
Writing, Interviewing
Techniques, and Job
Search Strategies.
Complete information is
available at
http://www.panhandlejob-
fair.com/.
Employers will have
access to highly motivated
military members from the
five Air Force and Naval
installations in the area in
addition to military veter-
ans and civilian jobseekers.


10668 S.W. CAIN FORTNER ROAD
KINARD, FLORIDA 32449
Attorney for Personal Representative:
s/ H. Matthew Fuqua
Florida Bar No: 0451101
BONDURANT AND FUQUA, P.A.
4450 Lafayette Street
Post Office Box 1508
Marianna, Florida 32447
(850) 526-2263

Legal Notice

PUBUC AUCTION
Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a public
auction on March 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
(C.T.).
2001 Hyundai Tiburon
Vin# KMHJG25F41 U246175
Black in Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker
Service, 19844 S.W. South Street, Suite A,
Blountstown, Florida.
Paul's Wrecker Service reserves the right
to reject any and all bids. PH: 850-674-
TOWS (8697)

Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-000316
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as
Trustee for Saxton Asset Securities Trust
2007-2,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Walter J. Newton and Gay W. Newton, His
Wife; GE Money Bank, Successor in
Interest to Monogram Credit Card
Bank of GA.;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 23, 2010,
entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000316
of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Calhoun County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee for Saxton Asset
Securities Trust 2007-2, Plaintiff and
Walter J. Newton and Gay W. Newton, are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT
STEPS OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY


SThis.-.i._an opportunity for
companies to recruit some
of the most highly qualified,
degree, and technically
skilled, professional person-
nel in the Southeast
Region.

Employers may register
at http://www.panhandle-
jobfair.com/ or by mailing
panhandlejobfair@cox.net.
Registration proceeds from
employers will benefit Take
Stock in Children.


COURTHOUSE AT 20859 Central Avenue
East, Blountstown; Florida 32424 at 11:00
A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on May
27, 2010, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS
EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY
OF CALHOUN AND THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN DEED BOOK 124, AT PAGE
260, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
A LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED
IN THE SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF S28, T1 N,
R8W, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT
THE POINT WHERE THE WEST RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF CHURCH STREET
INTERSECTS THE SOUGHT-RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF LAMBERT STREET AND
RUN THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREE 30
MINUTES, WEST 95.95 FEET, ALONG
THE WEST SIDE OF CHURCH STREET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39
MINUTES WEST 112.5 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES
34 SECONDS EAST 97.03 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06
MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG
THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
LAMBERT STREET 112.5 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DIS-
ABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE N
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East,
Blountstown, FL 32424 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAY S OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8770.
DATED at BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida this
26th day of February, 2010.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Circuit and County Courts

Legal Notice

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL
M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will
dispose of contents of the following unit on
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. if
not paid In full and emptied out. The unit is
believed to contain household and/or per-
sonal property.
Rebecca Harold, Units 13 & 14 North


Florida Highway Patrol


conducting license checks


The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting
driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the month of March
from Sunrise to Sunset in
Calhoun County.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equip-
ment, troopers will concen-
trate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with
defects such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defective
lighting equipment. In
addition, attention will be
directed to drivers violating
the driver license laws of
Florida.
The Patrol has found
these checkpoints to be an
effective means of enforcing
the equipment and driver
license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of
all motorists.
Members in the Panama
City district/sub-district of
Troop A are hereby author-
ized to conduct driver
license/vehicle inspection of
checkpoints during all day-
light hours at the following
locations:
CR-69 near Institution
Dr.
CR-286 near Coe Road
SR-71 near John Bailey
Road
SR-71 near CR-275
SR-69 near CR-274
11th street near Old
Sawmill Road
CR-274 near Chipola
River
SR-73 near CR-392
SR-71 near J.P Peacock
Road
SR-73 north of CR-392


SR-71 near CR-274
SR-71 near Trailer City
SR-71 near Chipola St.
CR-274 near CR-167
SR-73 near CR-287
SR 20 near Juniper
Creek
SR-20 near CR-1
CR-167 near Walter
Potts Road
All personnel participat-
ing in the checkpoints will
be responsible for following
the procedures outlining in
Chapter 17.07 of Florida
Highway , Patrol Policy
manual regarding driver
license and vehicle inspec-
tion checkpoints. *

Chipola NSDAR

will meet Monday

at Jim's Buffet
The Chipola Chapter,
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution
(NSDAR) will meet
Monday, March 15, at 11
a.m. for a Dutch treat
luncheon at Jim's Buffet &
Grill.
A genaeology program
will be presented by mem-
ber Mary Ann Flowers.
Please contact Regent Ellen
Wright at footprints
@phonl.com or 482-7685
for information.







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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR A

CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND



CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA


The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing on a proposal to allow a Special Exception for a Small Arms Range
/ Training Facility in the Agriculture Land Use Area. A Special Exception
Conditional Use is a use that would not be appropriate generally or without
restriction, but which, if controlled as to number, area, location, or relation to
the surrounding uses, would promote, the public health, safety, welfare
appearance and compatibility of the community. The Agriculture Land Use
Category allows 1 residential unit per 10 acres and limited non-residential
uses including nature based recreational uses.

The proposed Conditional Use would be located on approximately an 70
acre site, at 17668 Flatwoods Rd. Altha FL 32421, in Section 25, Township
2 North Range 9 West.


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The Calhoun County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the
proposed Conditional Use on TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010, at 4:00 P.M., to
consider recommendations to the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners
regarding the proposed development. The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider approval of the development
on TUESDAY, , MARCH 16, 2010, at 5:00 P.M. in the Commission Meeting Room of
the County Courthouse. A copy of the development application may be inspected
by the public at the Office of the Calhoun County Clerk of Court.

Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of
these proceedings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
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NOTICE FOR BID
THE CALHOUN LIBERTY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS ON THE FOLLOWING:
2005 16' ScandyWhite Aluminum Boat, AMW Trailer, 2005
60 HP Mercury Motor, Trolling Motor and Depth Finder.

May be seen at Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union,
Blountstown Branch.

THE CREDIT UNION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS

Last day to submit bis is March 19, 2010.


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A TRIBUTE To OUR SOLDIERS

Saluting Those Who Served Our Country


WLUE 'PETE" HALL EMMANUEL L. HIRES CHARLES E. YON
U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Army
Served in Served from 1945 to 1]946
^ Korean War 1963 to 1967 World War II
The County Record is paying tribute to the men and women who have served our great
country in the military. If you or someone you know is a veteran living in Calhoun County
(or a veteran from the community who has passed away), please email the photo and.
details to news@thecountyrecord.net or drop it off at our office on Central Avenue West
next to Badcock & More. We are also receiving veteran photos from the Supervisor of
Elections Office that are posted on their Facebook page.


The Bass, Boyette, dish and your choice of


Blizzard, Dudley, Brazzell,
Durden, Edenfield, Jeter
and Pitts Family Reunion
will be held Saturday, April
3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the Grand Ridge
Community Center behind
City Hall.
Please bring a covered


drink. An $8 contribution
is being asked to.help with
the rental of the facility and
the supplies.
For more information,
contact Christy Cook,
(850) 237-1372, Joyce &
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MILITARY NEWS

Captain Anthony Falcon serving on

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Captain Anthony and information systems
Falcon, the son of Arlena from West Point in 2003
' Falcon of Blountstown, has and a Masters degree in
been named Commanding 2007 from the University of
Officer of the 1st Battalion Texas.
7th Air Defense Artillery Anthony is stationed in
Regiment, part of the 108th Bahrain and is currently on
Air Defense Artillery a missile defense mission
Brigade. monitoring air space over
A 1999 graduate of Iran and Iraq.
Blountstown High School,
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AUTOS


1998 Chevy Malibu LS,
leather, cd player, power
seats, locks, & windows,
127,000 miles, $2,500 firm.
If interested call 693-0955.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville,
V6, 4 door, looks and runs
great, $2,500. Call 674-
3918 after 5 I.m.


FOR RENT

2 bedroom mobile home,
nice location near school. in
Bristol. Call 674-8317 or
643-7569.
Mobile home, 1 & 2 bed-
room on John F Bailey
Road, SR 20 W,
Blountstown. $85 to $145
weekly. Deposit required.
All utilities included. NO
PETS. Also RV for rent.
Call 674-7616.
RV trailers for rent.
Furnished water, electricity,
lawn'service, garbage, mail
service, and laundrymat
service available. $85.00 -
$100.00 weekly. Couples or
singles only. NO pets. Call
674-4011.
Trailers for rent, large 2
bedroom, air condition,
refrigerator, stove, garbage
service, laundrymat, lawn
Service, and water fur-
nished. NO pets. Call 674-
4011.
Blountstown - 4 bedroom,
1 bath. Big enough .for 2
couples. Children and pets
Welcome. Call 674-3264.

FARM WORKERS AN
Bennington. Vermont, Ar@a
So. Vt. Orchards, Inc. Wor
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Maytag washing machine,
runs but needs belt, $50.
Call 447-4552.
Six string Lotus electric
guitar, new case and wham-
my bar, but needs strings.
Call 762-3877.
Recliner, maroon, with
built in massage (needs
power cord). Call 237-1881.
Wedding dress, beaded,
embroidery, 5 ft. train,,size
6-8; 2 prom dresses, one
dark blue with white, size 4
and one light blue size 6.
Call 237-1881.
Computer with keyboard,
speakers, microphone. Call
237- 1881.
2004 Honda CRF 150F,
great shape, $1200 OBO.
Call 643-8689.
Prom dress for sale, size
6, red satin, matching purse
included. Call 643-7794.
California extra king size
mattress and box springs,

D CROP LABORERS
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kers needed to do field and
ig, hoeing, pruning, planting
Will also harvest crops. To
S12/15/10. A great deal of
ending, kneeling & climbing
d time. Guaranteed wage
standards required. Work is
contract period. Tools are
using provided at no cost to
de of the normal commuting
ost reimbursed after 15 days
whichever comes first.
apartment of Labor Office
ral. Job order number:
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Prom dresses, sizes 4, 6,
8, and 16. $75 - $100. Call
674-5617.
9 mm brass casing., once
fired 5000, $200. Call 762-
3245.
2005 Yamaha Raptor 660,
low hours, GYTR exhaust &
jet kit, $3500. Call 840-447-
0812.
Solid oak entertainment
center, 7'*tall x 42" wide,
recessing doors, $200. Call
209-4500.
Prom dress, rose, new, $
based on need. Call 209-
4500.
GE Spacemaker
microwave XL1600, excel-
lent, bisque color, paid
$400, asking $200. Call
cell: 850-661-0513, Brenda
Hurst.
Youth loft bed, white wash
and navy blue, matching
dresser, mirror and desk,
$200, good condition; gam-
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sories for Texas Hold'em
Table Tennis and Pool,
$100, good condition; Oak
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tion. Call anytime at 674-
3381 after 8:00 a.m. and
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old. Beautiful, very friendly,
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home. Call 674-1838.
Free to a good home, 4
year old pure black spade
female house cat, needs
single pet home; 7 month
old gray striped cat, ener-
getic and loves to play, call
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Blountstown High School was well represented at the Tri-State Math and Computer
Science Olympiad held at Wallace Community College.


Students place at Math Olympics;


Debra Perdue is featured teacher


Mathematics
Olympics
Blountstown High
School was well represent-
ed at the 28th Annual Tri-
State Math and Computer
Science Olympiad held at
Wallace Community
College on February 26th.
Students underwent a 40-
question written test and
competed with students in
the areas of Algebra I,
Geometry, Algebra II,
Advanced Mathematics,
Computer Literacy, and
Microcomputer
Applications.
Winners included (pic-
tured above, from left)
Cody Baldwin (5th in com-
puter literacy), Morgan
Welch 3rd in microcomput-
er applications), Dillon
Shinberger (7th in comput-
er literacy), Caitlyn
Stewart (2nd in geometry),
Stewart Herndon (7th in
Algebra II), and Chris
Byrne (5th in geometry).

Teacher Feature
by Jake Money
Walk into Debra
Perdue's room at
Blountstown High School
and you can just smell the
technology. Debra Perdue
has been teaching
Computing Technology for
11 years. Before that, she
taught at the Middle and
Adult Schools. She has a
Master's Degree in
Business Technology from
Florida A&M University.
Mrs. Perdue says while she
was working as BHS secre-
tary, she realized that she
liked working with teachers
and students. The school
had gotten their first com-
puters, and she assisted
some of the teachers and


Mrs. Debra Perdue


students in learning how to
use them. That was the
best feeling in the world to
her; to see their excitement
in learning something new.
This inspired her to go back
to college and pursue a
degree in Business
Technology. Soon after, she
came back and became a
teacher at Blountstown
High School.
In addition to her
Business Education class-
es, Mrs. Perdue is a
Sophomore Class sponsor
and the Future Business
Leaders of America
(FBLA) sponsor. She also
serves as the Diversified
Career Technology (DCT)
teacher and is the Dual
Enrollment teacher for a
Computer Systems
Technology Program that
offers A+ Certification.
Mrs. Perdue is married
to James Perdue and they
have three daughters;
Kami, Alisha, and Harlea
and one granddaughter
Emmaleigh. Mrs. Perdue
has many hobbies; listening
to Contemporary Christian
music, watching classic TV


shows, and reading- espe-
cially when it comes to the
Bible, her favorite book. "It
is as applicable today as it
was the day it was written."
When the business and
hectic activities and respon-
sibilities of being a teacher
have died down a bit, Mrs.
Perdue enjoys going on
vacation. Her preferred
"vacation location" is
Europe, namely Germany.
She likes going there with
her family and exploring all
the castles and cathedrals.
A day at the beach with her
granddaughter is also a
favorite pastime and enjoy-
able treat.
Knowing Mrs. Perdue,
she can be strict at times,
but it's all out of love for
her students. She cares for
each one of us, and is will-
ing to go the extra mile to
help us learn what we need
to know to make it in the
world of business and tech-
nology.


Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March
10th, FCAT Math
Thursday, March 11lth,
FCAT Science; Track- at
Bozeman @ 3:00;
Weightlifting at Wakulla @
2:00
Friday, March 12th,
Softball, Away at Bonifay
@ 4:00/6:00; Baseball,
Away at Graceville @ 6:30
Monday, March 15th,
Softball, Home against
Cottondale @ 4:00/6:00
Tuesday, March 16th,
Baseball, Away at Malone
@ 4:00/6:00; End of 3rd 9
weeks
Wednesday, March
17th, Track at Liberty
County @ 1:00


Businesses can provide facilities


for ABC Schools in Calhoun Co.


BY VICKI DAVIS
District ABC
Program Liaison

In 2006, the Florida
Legislature created a
Business Community
(ABC) School Program to
promote partnerships in
education and to address
shortage of space in over-
crowded school systems.
An ABC school is a pub-
lic school that offers
instruction to students in
kindergarten through third
grade levels or any single or
multiple grade levels within
this range at facilities pro-
vided by a local business.
A qualified host business
may submit a proposal
agreeing to provide the
appropriate types of space
on their site for such a
school, including the associ-
ated operating and upkeep
expenses. Calhoun County
School District will provide
an educational program,
including the appropriate
instructional supports,
administration and staff,
teachers, textbooks, mate-
rials, supplies, and curricu-
lum for the school.
First priority for admis-
sion of students to an ABC
school will be given to the
children of the owners and
employees of the business.
If additional capacity
remains after children of
the owners and employees


are admitted, the host busi-
ness may designate other
neighboring businesses
whose owners or employees
may also participate in
order to generate a reason-
able number of students for
the school. To be consid-
ered, the ABC school must
comply with the constitu-
tional class size require-
ments and have enough
students in attendance to
support the educational
program. Parents of the
enrolled students would be
responsible for providing
transportation to and from
the school for their chil-
dren.


Within an ABC school,
parents have the opportu-
nity to spend more time
with their children during
the commute together to
school each day and some
parents may choose to
serve as volunteers in the
classroom based on its
proximity to their work
area.

If your business is inter-
ested in submitting a pro-
posal for this program or in
finding out more about this
program, please contact
Vicki Davis, District ABC
Program Liaison, at 674-
8733, extension 22.


Pictured at the Capitol, front row, from left, are: Aliya Chaudhry; Jordan Heath; Jacob
Taylor; Randy Hightower, Jr.; Eleni Patronis; Jay Bryan; Lacee Rudd; Karen Morgan and
Elizabeth Gratz. Back row, from left: Levi Strickland, Luke Linton, Andrew Bidwell, Jessica
Jamerson and Samantha Nicodemus.

Local students participate in


Gulf Coast Electric Youth Tour


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently spon-
sored a trip to Tallahassee
for local high school juniors.
The trip was part of the
Rural Electric Youth Tour
Program that rural electric
cooperatives across the
nation participate in.
Each year, the
Cooperative sponsors the
program for eleventh-
graders whose parents or
guardians are members of
GCEC. A panel of three
judges from the electric
cooperative industry inter-
views participants, and two
winners are chosen to trav-
el on an all-expenses-paid
trip to Washington, D. C. in
June, where they join other
eleventh-grade students
from all over the United
States to tour our nation's
capital.
Aliya Chaudhry and
Lacee Rudd won the Youth
Tour competition, held in
February, and will repre-
sent the Cooperative dur-
ing the Washington tour in
June.
However, every student
nominated by a local civic
organization or high school
to participate in the pro-
gram is invited to travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to
Tallahassee, where they
join approximately 100
other high school juniors
representing electric coop-
eratives all over Florida.
Students representing
the Cooperative in
Tallahassee included:
Andrew Bidwell, repre-
senting the Wewahitchka
Volunteer Fire
Department; Jay Bryan,
representing the Scotts


Ferry Volunteer Fire
Department; Aliya
Chaudhry, representing
Wewahitchka High School;
Elizabeth Gratz, represent-
ing the Mossy Pond
Volunteer Fire
Department; Jordan
Heath, representing the
Wewahitchka Woman's
Club; Randy Hightower,
Jr., representing the
Dalkeith Volunteer Fire
Department; Jessica
Jamerson, representing
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue; Luke Linton, rep-
resenting the Sand Hills
Volunteer Fire
Department; Karen
Morgan, representing the
Kinard Volunteer Fire
Department; Samantha
Nicodemus, representing
the Overstreet Volunteer
Fire Department; Eleni
Patronis, representing A.
Crawford Mosley High
School; Arianna N. Paul,
representing the
Wewahitchka Ambulance
Service; Lacee Rudd, rep-
resenting Deane Bozeman
School; Levi S. Strickland,
representing Port St. Joe
High School; and Jacob
Taylor, representing the
Wetappo Creek Volunteer
Fire Department. Gulf
Coast Electric employees
Chris Davis, Kristin
Douglas, Becky Kent, and
Keith Pridgeon served as
chaperones for the trip.
While in Tallahassee,
the students toured the
Governor's Mansion. They
also visited the Challenger
Learning Center, where
they saw an electromagnet-
ic classroom demonstration
and the IMAX movie


Forces of Nature. They
attended a dance, wit-
nessed an actual Supreme
Court session and conclud-
ed the trip with a mock ses-
sion in the House cham-
bers, where they also heard
speeches by
Representatives Marti
Coley, Brad Drake and
Jimmy Patronis.
"The Youth Tour pro-
gram is a great opportunity
for us to reward local stu-
dents for being outstanding
leaders in their communi-
ties," Douglas said.
The Rural Electric
Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since
1957 when co-ops sent stu-
dents to Washington, D. C.
to work during the summer.
By 1964, the program was
catching on, and the
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association
began to coordinate the
efforts of the co-ops. Since
then, thousands of young
people have experienced
this once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to visit our
nation's capital and learn
about our government.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy@
national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing high
standards of service to cus-
tomers large and small.
GCEC serves approxi-
mately 20,500 consumers
in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and in
the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Lynn Haven,
Fountain and Southport.


Voluntary Pre-K registration


dates set for summer and fall


Voluntary Pre-K certifi-
cates of eligibility (COE's)
will be issued on March 16
for the 2010-11 school year.
Registration for a VPK cer-
tificate will take place at
the Early Learning
Coalition Office located
inside the Blountstown
Public Library from 10:00
a.m. 3:00 p.m. on March
16, 2010.
VPK certificates of eligi-
bility will be issued on a
first come, first serve basis
by the Early Learning
Coalition. Your child must
be 4 years old by
September 1, 2010 in order
to be eligible for VPK serv-
ices during the 2010-11
school year. Please bring
the following information
with you to register your
child for VPK at the Early
Learning Coalition Office:
Your child's birth cer-
tificate
Your child's social
security card
Your photo ID
Your proof of physical
address (verification is
needed that you are a
Florida resident)
The fall 2010 VPK

"Camp Brave


Program will be offered at
Altha Public School,
Blountstown Elementary
School, and Carr School.
Each school has a limited
number of slots. Once you
have been issued a VPK
certificate for your child,
TAKE THE VPK CER-
TIFICATE TO THE
SCHOOL OF YOUR
CHOICE TO HAVE
YOUR CHILD'S NAME
PLACED ON THE VPK
LIST. This process is first
come, first serve.
Again, there are limited
VPK slots at each school
site in Calhoun County.
You will be notified at a
later date if your child will
be able to attend based on
the number of slots allotted
for each school site. If you
are unable to attend the
registration date on March
16, 2010, the Early
Learning Coalition will also
be issuing VPK certificates
on Mondays and
Wednesday from 10:00
a.m. 4:45 p.m. after the
March 16th date.
Voluntary Pre-K regis-
tration for the summer
2010 session is being con-

Heart" offered


ducted now at the Early
Learning Coalition Office
located inside the
Blountstown Public
Library on Mondays and
Wednesday from 10:00
a.m. 4:45 p.m.
To attend the summer
2010 VPK session, your
child must be 4 years old by
September 1, 2009 and has
not already participated in
a school year VPK pro-
gram.
The summer 2010 VPK
program will be offered at
Blountstown Elementary
School. Transportation will
not be provided for summer
VPK. Please bring the
same items listed above to
registration. Once you are
issued the VPK certificate
of eligibility, take the cer-
tificate to Blountstown
Elementary School to
ensure your child has a spot
for the 2010 summer VPK
program.
For more, call the Early
Learning Coalition Office at
674-9488 or the Special
Programs Office with the
Calhoun County School
Board at 674-8734, ext.
227, 228, or 229.

by Hospice


in July for children who have suffered loss


CHIPOLA BUSINESS STUDENTS LEAD FINANCIAL WORK-
SHOP-The Chipola College SIFE Team (Students in Free
Enterprise) recently presented a financial workshop for the
staff of the Jackson County Health Department. The session
was lead by Dr. Jim Goodpasture, assistant professor of
business and business student Paige White. Content includ-
ed budgeting and paying down debt. Over 90 employees
from the Jackson County Health Department attended the
session. Pictured from left, are: student Jerry Baker, Dr. Jim
Goodpasture, Health Department Administrator William Long,
student Paige White and student Devon Beachum.


Emerald Coast Hospice
will be offering a camp for
children this summer.
Camp Brave Heart is
designed for children, ages
7-14, who have experi-
enced the loss of a loved
one.
Regardless of the type of
loss or the reason for the
loss, all children throughout
the area are invited to
apply to attend Camp
Brave Heart. A prior affil-
iation with Emerald Coast
Hospice is not required.


Camp Brave Heart is
run by clinical experts who
understand the healing
process and who genuinely
care about the children that
are left behind. While the
emphasis is on healing,
there is play time as well.
The children will partici-
pate in indoor and outdoor
activities such as arts and
crafts, field games, and
swimming. Children will
also have the opportunity
to honor the people they
have lost with a very spe-


cial memorial service.
The camp will be held at
Camp Timpoochee located
in Niceville, Fl. The dates
for the camp are July 16th-
19th. Volunteer applica-
tions to assist with Camp
Brave Heart are being
accepted. For more infor-
mation or to receive an
application for a child to
attend or to volunteer sim-
ply call Gino Mayo or
Sherri Stone at 850-526-
3577 or go to www.genti-
va.com/hospice.


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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 4


The Blountstown Fire Department (BFD) delivered a valuable piece of equipment Thursday night to the Scott's
Ferry Volunteer Fire Department. A Fire Engine. In October of 2008, the BFD received a grant for a new fire engine
to replace their aged 1984 GMC fire engine. Shortly after, they began working out the details to surplus and pos-
sibly donate the old fire engine to a department that needed it. They worked out the paperwork and, with the
blessing of the Blountstown City Council, donated the old fire engine to Scott's Ferry VFD. "Engine 6 still has
quite a bit of life left in it and will be a perfect fit for their department," says BFD Chief Ben Hall. "We saw that
there was a need in Scotts Ferry and we're just glad we were able to meet it." The fire engine was delivered to
the Scott's Ferry firefighters on Thursday night during their monthly meeting. During that time, BFD fire officers
gave Scott's Ferry firefighters a quick training on the operation of the "new" engine. Members of both departments
are pictured with the donated truck.


Chamber launches new website;


membership meeting March 16


BY KRISTY TERRY
Executive Director

NEW WEBSITE IS
LIVE! Visit www.
calhounco.org
Take a look at the new
and improved Calhoun
County Chamber website!
We're so proud of the new
design, and look forward to
making the site a resource
for locals, as well as visi-
tors!
**Please review your
business contact informa-
tion here: http://calhoun-
co.org/businesses.cfm. If
you would like to update
your contact information,
add a website or email
address, or your logo,
please email changes or
images to kristy@calhoun-
co.org and we'll get the list-
ing updated.**

RSVP TODAY MARCH
MEMBERSHIP MEET-
ING
Speaker: Mya Van
Arsdale, American Cancer
Society
Tuesday, March 16th,
12 noon, Calhoun Co.
Senior Center
Please join us for our
March Membership
Meeting as we welcome
Mya Van Arsdale with the
American Cancer Society
who will talk about the
upcoming Relay for Life
and how you and your busi-
ness can get involved! In
addition, we will announce
upcoming Membership
Enhancement Events set to
take place in the coming
months.

The member meeting is
Tuesday, March 16th from
12 noon to 1 p.m. at the
Calhoun County Senior
Center. Lunch will be
served at a cost of $8.00
per person. Payment can
be made at the door. Please
RVSP no later than Friday,
March 12 if you plan to
attend and will be eating
lunch. We need to provide
the Center with an accu-
rate lunch count to insure
proper planning. Please


call or email Kristy at
850/674-4519 or
kristy@calhounco.org.

MERLE NORMAN
SALON & SPA OPENS
NEW LOCATION
Ribbon-Cutting and
Official Grand Opening
Set!
Thursday, March 25th -
Ribbon-Cutting at 1 p.m.
If you missed the open-
ing day at Merle Norman,
no worries! Join the staff of
Merle Norman Salon &
Spa at their official Ribbon
Cutting & Grand Opening
of the new space located in
the Harvey's Shopping
Plaza! Door prizes given
hourly including CHI Flat
Iron, full body massage, foil
and haircut, $50.00 gift
certificate & more! Great
food, FREE cosmetic and
hair products, Spring color
collection on counter, face
painting and balloons for
the kids! Free gift wrap-
ping with any purchase.
FREE Yankee Candle
sampler to the first 100
customers! Extended
hours until 8 p.m. Ribbon
Cutting ceremony at 1 p.m.
For more information, call
850/674-9191.

OUR CHAMBER IS
GROWING!
Chamber welcomes
three new members!
Arlena Falcon,
BlueManta Technology
Group, and Wake Up
Muffins join Chamber
Three new businesses
recently joined the
Chamber. Arlena Falcon,
ARNP is a new individual
member, and has showed
her support through mem-
bership.
BlueManta Technology
Group is based out of Port
St. Joe, but has clients in
Calhoun County.
Bluemanta provides a full
suite of information tech-
nology services including
research, advice, planning,
engineering, integration,
and support, all of which
are focused on meeting the
distinct technology needs of


Main Street meeting


Thursday at Wisteria


Blountstown Main
Street invites anyone inter-
ested in downtown revital-
ization to join them for their
next meeting set for
Thursday, March 11, at 11
a.m. at Wisteria Cafe.
A membership drive is
currently underway with
the goal to have at least one
representative from each
business in the Main Street
district participating. If you
have a business located in
the downtown area or if
you'd simply like to get
involved, please attend a
meeting or email Kelli at
news@thecountyrecord.net


for details on how you can
get involved.
Main Street works on
the four-point approach
with a focus on design, pro-
motions, organization, and
economic restructuring.
There are plenty of ways to
get involved.
Mark your calendars for
April 15 from 5 to 6:30
p.m. when Main Street
hosts Business After Hours
at the new Merle Norman
location next to Harvey's.
Stop by for drinks, hors
d'oeuvres, drawings, and
learn more about Main
Street.


governments, healthcare
organizations, and educa-
tion providers. Their main
contacts are Chuck
Edwards and Brett Lowry.
Get more information on
BlueManta at www.blue-
mantagroup.com or call
850/229-2555.
Wake Up Muffins is a
new startup business in
Calhoun County, operated
by Stephanie Powell.
Muffins can be ordered by
phone or online for next
day delivery. Muffin sizes
range from bite-size to
mega-muffins and there are
six flavors to choose from
including Blueberry Cream
Cheese, Banana Nut
Muffins, and Pumpkin
Cream Cheese. Other
options are also available
by request. Visit
www.wakeupmuffins.com
for more information or to
place an order online. Or,
you can call Stephanie at
850/762-2324.


the Counte

20311 Central Ave.
Blountstown,

674-50


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Florida Public Utilities helped Altha students and faculty as they posed in "A" formation to
celebrate being an "A" school.


Altha holds an "A" school party;


quilt raffle for Project Graduation


Chorus News
by Tammy Shivers
The Altha High School
Chorus will have their
Spring Concert on Tuesday,
March 16 at 7 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall of the
Altha United Methodist
Church. There will be
refreshments afterwards.


Calendar
Tuesday- Friday, March
9th- 19th FCAT
Thursday, March 11lth,
Middle School Softball at
Tolar, 3 pm; Boys'
Weightlifting at Wakulla, 2
pm; Varsity Baseball at
FAMU, 3:30 pm; Varsity
Softball vs. Franklin
County, 5 pm
Friday, March 12th,
FCA Breakfast at Altha
United Methodist Church,
7 am; Middle School
Baseball and Softball vs.
Port St. Joe, 3 pm; Varsity
Softball vs. Bay High 6 pm
Saturday, March 13th,
Varsity Softball vs.
Cottondale, 1 pm
Sunday, March 14th,
Daylight Saving Time
Begins (Clocks Forward)
Tuesday, March 16th,
End of the 3rd 9 weeks;
FCAT 5th Grade Science
Wednesday, March
17th, St. Patrick's Day;
Varsity Baseball vs. Coosa
Valley Academy, 1 pm;
FCAT 5th Grade Science
Thursday, March 18th,
Big Bend Meet Boy's
Weightlifting at Godby, 2
pm; Varsity Baseball at RF
Munroe, 5 pm
Friday, March 19th,
FCA Breakfast at Altha
First Baptist Church, 7 am;
Varsity Softball vs. FAMU,
4:30 pm; Varsity Baseball
vs. Cottondale, 6 pm
Saturday, March 20th,
Varsity Softball
Tournament Altha Area
Recreational Park
10 am Altha vs


There was plenty to celebrate at Altha School last week
where students and faculty held a party in honor of being
named an "A" school. Former Principal Ronnie Hand got a
lift to the school via helicopter thanks to School Resource
Officer Randy McCroan and the Sheriff's Office helicopter.


Seniors Rebekah Wiltse, Kayla Hires, Ashley Simco,
Kourtney Grice, and Chelsea DeBerry show off the hand-
made quilt they are raffling off for project graduation. Mrs.
Beulah Headings, Rebekah's "Me-maw" and master quilter
designed and made the quilt. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for
$5 and can be purchased from any senior parent or contact
Mary Frank Brooks at 762-3121. The drawing is April 20.


Arnold; Munroe vs PSJ
12 noon- Munroe vs


Arnold; Altha vs PSJ
2 pm Alumni Game


Meet the February Kids of Character

Principal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha School's Kids of Character for the
month of February demonstrating the character trait of Forgiveness. They are (front row, from
left) Breanna Clemons, Stephanie Vaughn, Brooke Rackley, Jayce McLendon, (second row)
Chase Fielder, Baileigh O'Neal, Kelly Ballard, Jessica Moore (third row) J.D. Wise, Coy
Cook, Joshua Bramblett, Ashley Lytle, and Nolan Bean.



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S BLOUNTSTOWN
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

E BL NTSTOWN S



BHS celebrates Dr. Seuss;



FCAT reward party held


FCAT is Here!
By Kristi Yoder
5th Grade Reporter
FCAT begins this week.
The B.E.S. 3rd, 4th, and
5th grade students have
been getting ready and
working very hard for the
upcoming tests. Reading
and Math FCAT will be on
March 9th, 10th, and 11th,
for 3rd, 4th, and 5th
grades. Fifth graders have
FCAT Science on the 16th
and 17th of March. Good
Luck!

Paperball Fight!
By Rachel Nandho
Fifth Grade Reporter
Fifth grade has worked
very hard this year prepar-
ing for FCAT. As a reward
for our hard efforts we cele-
brated with a paper ball
fight. After completing our
Fast Track to FCAT work-
book, we ripped up our
books, just as we plan to
"rip" through FCAT!
Congratulations for all the
HARD work and Good
Luck!


Mrs. Margaret Hall


Awesome Lunchroom
Lady
By Caroline Howell
5th Grade Reporter
Mrs. Margaret Hall, the
awesome lunchroom lady
at B.E.S., was interviewed
about her job.
She loves her job and
the favorite thing about her
job is seeing the kids com-
ing by to see what they are
having for lunch. She took
her job for the challenging
part and because she is
busy and doesn't get bored.
Since Mrs. Hall took the
lunchroom lady job, we


Mrs. Pate reads "Green Eggs and Ham" to the students as
they celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.


Daniel Ryals joins his classmates for a good old fash-
ioned paperball fight!


know that everyday we will
have something good to
eat. Mrs. Hall loves chal-
lenging events and being a
lunch lady sure is one!


Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Madison Peacock
5th Grade Reporter
On March 2, (Dr. Seuss'
Birthday), Mrs. Pate, a
library aid at B.E.S.,
dressed up like The Cat in
the Hat to celebrate Dr.
Seuss' birthday. It was
Mrs. Pate, Mrs. Reid, and
Mrs. States' idea. Mrs.
Pate also read Green Eggs
and Ham to the first
graders and they really
enjoyed it. Kindergarten
teacher, Mrs. Sherri
Shuler, also dressed up as
The Cat in the Hat. She
read Dr. Seuss stories to
the kindergarteners.

Mrs. Guilford -
Teacher of the Year


By Braicee Dietz
5th Grade Reporter
Mrs. Wendy Guilford
was honored to be Calhoun
County School District's
teacher of the year.
Her 5th grade students
love her very much. Mrs.
Guilford is very loving and
caring to her students. She
may be a silly teacher and
very fun, but she's a really
good teacher and she
deserved teacher of the
year.
Mrs. Wendy Guilford
said, "I believe the most
rewarding thing about
teaching is relationships I
have been able to form
with my students. I also
love to witness a child
understanding a concept
for the first time. It is awe-
some to see their eyes light
up and see the smiles
across their faces when
they learn something new."
Mrs. Guilford is a friend,
as well as a great teacher.


Blountstown singers, musicians


sought for
Thirteen-year-old singer
songwriter Becca Levy has
a plan. And so far it seems
to be working out... Big-
time!
The Washington, DC
native has just entered her
teens a few short months
ago. But even at her young
age Becca is all too aware
of the dangers associated
with drunk driving
teenagers.
"I became aware of
some sobering statistics"
said Levy. "I decided that
this was an area that I
wanted to try to make a dif-
ference in. People are dying
at an alarming rate because
they drive after drinking.
Its just stupid and it is
100% avoidable"
With a mindset and a
resolve that seldom come at
such a young age Becca
turned to the best way she
knows how to make a state-
ment: her music.
"I have been lucky
enough to be named
National Spokesperson for
the Stop Drunk Driving
Now Kid's Saving Kid's
CD campaign. The cam-
paign marks the first time
that talented young musi-
cians from across America
will work together to use
their music to raise aware-
ness about the dangers of
driving under the influence.
Says Levy "The
response from America's
young musicians has been
just great. We have
received music from across
the nation.
Fourteen -ye ar- old
Sugarland Texas resident
Sean Hardin was recently
selected to represent the


stop drunk
Houston area. Says Hardin
"I'm excited to be a part of
this campaign to save other
kids lives with my music"
A total of 30 artists from
across the country will
appear on a digitally dis-
tributed CD, and the music
of these talented young
people will be available for
free downloading by any-
one in America.
When people visit the
page to hear the music,
they will see a host of mes-
sages-designed by high
school and college stu-
dents-about the brutal
costs of drunk driving and
prevention messages.
"This is another weapon
in our drunk driving pre-
vention arsenal," said
Ronald Bellanti, president
of Boston-based Illumina
Records and the founder of
the Kids Saving Kids pro-
gram."The earlier we start
kids thinking about not get-
ting behind the wheel
drunk, the better."
And that is exactly what
the Kids Saving Kids
Campaign will do. The
artists that appear on the
CD will all be under the
age of 18.
That means that the
music will not only be cre-
ated by young artists but
geared to young listeners-
the very people we need to
start soaking in these mes-
sages
"I am very excited to
join forces with
Blountstown's many talent-
ed young performers. This
is a great way for kids from
across America to work
together and save lives. To
be able to achieve that


driving CD
through our music is amaz-
ing," said Levy.
The uniqueness of this
opportunity is not lost on
the artists. "What better
way to use my music than
to save other kids' lives?
Drunk driving affects
everyone regardless of his
or her age. I hope you will
join me in this fight.
Together we can all make a
difference," Becca said.
To submit your music for
consideration you must
submit a MP3 or a WAV
file of one of your songs.
Also include your age,
hometown, and your par-
ents' contact information.
You must be 18 years old or
younger and must have at
least one recorded original
song to submit. You can
submit your music at:
ksksubmit@stopddnow.co
m
You can learn more
about Becca Levy and hear
her music at www.becca-
levy.com
You can see more on the
Kids Saving Kids require-
ments at
www.myspace.com/ksk01
ADDITIONAL
REQUIREMENTS: YOU
MUST BE 18 YEARS OF
AGE OR YOUNGER YOU
MUST HAVE AT LEAST
ONE RECORDED ORIG-
INAL SONG TO SUB-
MIT


Go Nws

Emils





The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010 Page 13









Cl8sI.FIEDS

Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net


AUTOS

1998 Chevy Malibu LS,
leather, cd player, power
seats, locks, & windows,
127,000 miles, $2,500 firm.
If interested call 693-0955.

1997 Pontiac Bonneville,
V6, 4 door, looks and runs
great, $2,500. Call 674-
3918 after 5 p.m.

FOR RENT

2 bedroom mobile home,
nice location near school. in
Bristol. Call 674-8317 or
643-7569.

Mobile home, 1 & 2 bed-
room on John F Bailey
Road, SR 20 W,
Blountstown. $85 to $145
weekly. Deposit required.
All utilities included. NO
PETS. Also RV for rent.
Call 674-7616.

RV trailers for rent.
Furnished water, electricity,
lawn service, garbage, mail
service, and laundrymat
service available. $85.00 -
$100.00 weekly. Couples or
singles only. NO pets. Call
674-4011.

Trailers for rent, large 2
bedroom, air condition,
refrigerator, stove, garbage
service, laundrymat, lawn
service, and water fur-
nished. NO pets. Call 674-
4011.

Blountstown 4 bedroom,
1 bath. Big enough for 2
couples. Children and pets
welcome. Call 674-3264.


great shape, $250.
674-1262.


Brick -Block -Tile
Stone Concrete
Ken 850-214-6108

FOR SALE

Maytag washing machine,
runs but needs belt, $50.
Call 447-4552.

Six string Lotus electric
guitar, new case and wham-
my bar, but needs strings.
Call 762-3877.

Recliner, maroon, with
built in massage (needs
power cord). Call 237-1881.

Wedding dress, beaded,
embroidery, 5 ft. train, size
6-8; 2 prom dresses, one
dark blue with white, size 4
and one light blue size 6.
Call 237-1881.

Computer with keyboard,
speakers, microphone. Call
237- 1881.

2004 Honda CRF 150F,
great shape, $1200 OBO.
Call 643-8689.

Prom dress for sale, size
6, red satin, matching purse
included. Call 643-7794.

California extra king size
mattress and box springs,


Prom dresses, sizes 4, 6,
8, and 16. $75 $100. Call
674-5617.

9 mm brass casing, once
fired 5000, $200. Call 762-
3245.

2005 Yamaha Raptor 660,
low hours, GYTR exhaust &
jet kit, $3500. Call 840-447-
0812.

Solid oak entertainment
center, 7' tall x 42" wide,
recessing doors, $200. Call
209-4500.

Prom dress, rose, new, $
based on need. Call 209-
4500.

GE Spacemaker
microwave XL1600, excel-
lent, bisque color, paid
$400, asking $200. Call
cell: 850-661-0513, Brenda
Hurst.

Youth loft bed, white wash
and navy blue, matching
dresser, mirror and desk,
$200, good condition; gam-
ing table with all acces-
sories for Texas Hold'em
Table Tennis and Pool,
$100, good condition; Oak
twin trundle bed with draw-
ers, $125, excellent condi-
tion. Call anytime at 674-
3381 after 8:00 a.m. and
before 8:00 p.m.

FREE PETS

Purebred Golden
Retriever, male, 11 months
old. Beautiful, very friendly,
needs a loving home and
plenty of running room. Call
674-4354, leave message.

Free Lab puppy to a good
home. Call 674-1838.

Free to a good home, 4
year old pure black spade
female house cat, needs
single pet home; 7 month
old gray striped cat, ener-
getic and loves to play, call
674-5848.

JOB OPENINGS

DRIVER TRAINEE NEED-
ED NOW AT WERNER


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1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
Apartments
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

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16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
TDD/TTY 711
"This institution is an equal
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ENTERPRISES! Earn up to
$700 per Week after train-
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Full Training Provided -
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BCBS Insurance & Pension
for those who qualify
Call 1-800-257-5500
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HOMES FOR SALE

New 1200 sq. ft., 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home located
on Oak Ave. in
Blountstown. Nice location.
$105,000. Owner terms
available with minimum of
10% down, 8% interest, 3
year balloon. Call 850-762-
8185.

REAL ESTATE

(2) 1/2 acre lots across
from Woodmont.
Land./Home package avail-
able. Mobile homes OK.


ALL TYPES

INSURANCE
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INSURANCE
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Starting at $15.500. Call
674-4885 or 447-0348.

WANTED

WANTED Are you ready to
trade it in? I need a full size
pick-up, low mileage, if pos-
sible, year 2003-2007. No
dealers please. Call 674-
4011 after 5 p.m.


Electric guitar wanted with
or without amp or case. Call
674-4011 after 5:30 p.m.


STUMP GRINDING
Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
Call Chris Nissley

674-8081 or Cell:

643-8561


YARD SALES

Yard sale Saturday, 8:00
am until 6 miles past
Clarksville Post Office.

Yard sale Saturday &
Sunday, at 21975 NW
Janney Road, Clarksville,
7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Girls clothes, size 5/6; teen
girls clothes, size 3/5;
women's clothes,
Powerhouse home gym, like
new; screen computer mon-
itor, many other items. Call
762-2891.


HAND-PICKED QUALITY








BEST SLOW CREDIT, NO PROBLEM W.A.C
DEAL IN
THElFree: 1888,140,8222
TRI-STATE "
REA Bus: (850) 526-5254o Res: (850) 762-3679


FARM WORKERS AND CROP LABORERS
Bennington Vermont Area. 11 temporary positions at
So. Vt. Orchards, Inc. Workers needed to do field and
orchard work, hand weeding, hoeing, pruning, planting
etc. for diversified crops. Will also harvest crops. To
start approx. 03/01/10 to 12/15/10. A great deal of
heavy lifting, standing, bending, kneeling & climbing
ladders for long periods of time. Guaranteed wage
is $9.57 per hr. Prod. standards required. Work is
guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period. Tools are
provided without cost. Housing provided at no cost to
workers who reside outside of the normal commuting
distance. Transportation cost reimbursed after 15 days
or 50% of contract period, whichever comes first.

Contact The Nearest Department of Labor Office
for application and referral. Job order number:
74000. March 10, 2010


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Can you help us identify these guys?

Recognize any familiar faces? Jane Cayson Wolf recently shared this photo of the Blountstown baseball team, circa
1940. Her father, Wayman Cayson, is shown at bottom right and top right is his brother, Gerald "Bug" Cayson. She believes
that Gene McClellan is third from left on the front row and W.L. Bailey is at top left. Anyone have names of the others? If you
can help identify, email news@thecountyrecord.net or give us a call at 674-5041.


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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

Blountstown's own
Ashley Whitfield has been
featured in the February
issue of Barrel Horse News
magazine.
The 19-year-old daugh-
ter of Steve and Vicki
Whitfield, Ashley has been


in the barrel racing scene
for years, competing since
she was a child with the
Panhandle Saddle Club.
Over the past year, she
decided to buy another
horse on her own so she got
a job, her first loan, and
purchased an eight-year-
old Gelding known as
Purinas Copycat.


She took Copycat with
her to Jackson, Mississippi,
for the NBHA Holiday
Classic in December where
they captured the 3D
championship.
"My friend, Wendy
Temple, was trying to sell
him for Gary Pounds when
I decided I wanted to buy
him," Ashley told Barrel


Horse News after her win.
"Mr. Pounds was so great
to wait until a 19-year-old
like me could get a job so I
could get a loan to buy the
horse of my dreams. I'll use
some of the money I won
here to pay on that loan."
In addition to a nice
chunk of change, Ashley
won a trophy saddle.


After a challenging week, BHS



girls to face Bonifay, Cottondale


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

The Blountstown Lady
Tigers lost two out of three
on the diamond last week,
putting their record at 6-4
overall and 1-4 in the dis-
trict.
The girls started the
month of March with a trip
to Panama City and fell to
Bozeman, 11-1.
Brittany Griffin took the
loss on the mound. Ann
Marie Silcox led at the
plate with a double and an
RBI. Griffin and Anna
Kelley each had a single.
"Everything we hit was
straight at them," says
Coach Bubba Johnson.
"We just played cold offen-
sively and defensively. It
was our worst performance
of the year."
The Lady Tigers turned
it around Thursday when
they traveled to Eastpoint
and brought home a 9-4
win over Franklin County.
Griffin was the winning
pitcher and also put the bat


in motion, getting a double
and two singles. Kelley
added a triple and a single.
Silcox, Montoya Garrett,
and Amber Burch each had
two singles. Brittany
Brown added a double.
Genny Starr and Lindsey
Doyal chipped in a single
each.
Next up was South
Walton at home on Friday.
The Lady Tigers suffered
an 8-1 loss. Griffin was on
the mound, striking out
seven, walking four, and
allowing two runs.
Offensively, the Lady
Tigers were not on their
game. "Costly errors at
crucial times were our
downfall," Coach Johnson
remarks. "Their pitcher
struck out 16 of our batters.
We didn't perform at the
plate. We may have been
sluggish somewhat due to
an away game on
Thursday."
Griffin and Garrett were
the offensive leaders with a
double and single each.
Kelley and Burch both had


a single.
In J.V. action, the girls
improved to 7-2 with three
straight wins. They defeat-
ed Bozeman, 14-4. Tiffany
Abbott got her first win of
the season on the mound.
Kimberly Jenks led at the
plate with two singles and
five RBIs. Kassie Wood
had two singles and four
RBIs.
The J.V. girls defeated
Franklin County, 8-6.
Courtney McFarland was
the winning pitcher,
improving her record to 5-
2. Kaycee Yon led at the
plate with two singles.
Next up was South
Walton and the J.V. girls
defeated them, 12-9, with
McFarland getting the win
again on the mound. Jenks,
Wood, Shayla Chason and
Kelsey Bontrager all had
singles.
"Our kids were patient
at the plate," says Coach
Johnson. "
There were many walks
and we outpitched them."
The Lady Tigers travel


to Bonifay Friday and host
Cottondale Monday with
both being district games.
J.V. takes to the field at 4
p.m. both days with varsity
following at 6.


Apalachicola
Riverkeeper annual mem-
bership meeting and board
elections are set for Friday,
March 19, from 6:30 p.m. -
8:30 p.m. EST at the City
of Apalachicola
Community Center, 1 Bay
Avenue, Apalachicola
(almost under the bridge at
Battery Park 10' Hole).
Everyone is asked to
bring a covered dish. A live
auction will be held, along


with board elections and
the Riverkeeper Report.
Guest speaker will be local
novelist, essayist, play-
wright, screenwriter and
great lover of the
Apalachicola River and
Bay, Michael Lister.
Board members stand-
ing for re-election are:
Tom Adams (1999-2010),
Joyce Estes (2007-2010),
John Robert Middlemas
(2000-2010), Nancy Miller


(2005-2010), Chris Moran
(2000-2010), and Chad
Taylor (2000-2010).
In addition, two Board
seats are open candidates
include: Michael Lister and
Jack Carbone.
Nominations can also be
made by contacting the
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
or from the floor.


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Altha's Sharlyn Smith competes

in Chipola's Three-Point Shootout
Rachel Ward of Poplar Springs High is the new
Champion of Chipola College's High School Three-Point
Shootout. Pictured from left, are finalists from the com-
petition: Sharlyn Marie Smith of Altha, Chipola
Appreciation Club President Bill Davis, Rachel Ward of
Poplar Springs (champion), Autumn Speigner of
Malone and Mychea Williams of Graceville.


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Adult healthy cooking class Mar. 18


The University of
Florida, IFAS, Liberty/
Calhoun County Family
Nutrition Program and the
Calhoun/Liberty County
Health Department
Healthy Communities,
Healthy People Program
will be holding a healthy


cooking class for adults on
Thursday, March 18, from
5:30 to 7:30 pm ET in
Bristol at the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center.
Chef Tanner from
Chartwells will be teaching
us. Our menu is Piperade
(a fish dish). To attend,


please come by the
Veteran's Memorial Civic
Center between 8 am and 5
pm to register and pay a
$12 fee to help purchase
food for the meal. Limited
to the first eight people to
register and pay by dead-
line of March 17.


FREE GIFT


Annual rummage sale continues at


the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement

There are plenty of
bargains to be found at
the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement's annual rum-
mage sale that kicked off
Saturday morning.
Clothing, furniture, dish-
es, plants and much
more are available for a
reasonable price. The
best part? All the pro-
ceeds benefit this living
history museum.
The sale continues
Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday from 7:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. with every-
thing half price Friday
and a bag sale on
Saturday (first bag, $4,
any bag after that just
$3). The Settlement is
located inside Sam Atkins
Park in Blountstown. For
more details, call their
e ~ office at 674-2777.


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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 11


J.K. and Nancy Newsome of Bite My Butt Barbecue from Kinard serve up samples of their championship winning dish at
the River Valley Marketplace. The downtown farmers market is open the first Saturday morning of every month from March
through September in the greenspace next to Wakulla Bank in downtown Blountstown.



Downtown farmers market to




open again Saturday, April 3


Blountstown Main
Street is proud to sponsor
the downtown farmers
market featuring fresh pro-
duce, home baked items,
handmade crafts, and origi-
nal artwork, along with live
entertainment.
The River Valley
Marketplace is open the
first Saturday of every
month, March through
November, from 8 a.m. to


noon in the greenspace
next to Wakulla Bank. The
next market date is
Saturday, April 3.
Previously, the market
was open the first Saturday
of every month, but Main
Street members recently
voted after the suggestion
by vendors to open only the
first Saturday during the
months of March through
November as is common


practice for other markets
in the region (due to cold
weather). In addition, if it's
raining, the market will be
closed.

Booth spaces are free,
but all items sold must be
handmade, homemade, or
fresh grown. Vendors
should bring their own
setups such as tables and
tents. There are limited


spaces for truck sales. Main
Street members would like
to create a cohesive look at
the market, so if you choose
to have a tent at your
booth, please make it white
or tan (cover it with a sheet
if you have a different color
tent).

Contact Kelli at 674-
1004 to reserve your
FREE space!


Employers invited to participate UBSCRIB


in Panhandle Job Fair April 15 TODAY!


The Panhandle Job Fair
Foundation will host the
Spring Panhandle Job Fair
April 15, 2010, at
Northwest Florida
Fairgrounds, 1958 Lewis
Turner Blvd, Fort Walton
Beach, Florida 32547.
The job fair will start at
10:00 AM and run until
3:00 PM.
This job fair is complete-
ly free to the public.
Seminars will also be
offered on Federal Job


Legal Notice

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL
M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will
dispose of contents of the following unit on
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 at 500 pm If
not paid in full and emptied out The unit is
believed to contain household and/or per-
sonal property
TERESA VAUGHN, UNIT #21 SOUTH


Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No 2010-002 PR
In Re Estate Of
JAMES ALLEN CAIN,
Deceased
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
James Allen Cain, deceased, whose date
of death was September 2, 2009, and
whose Social Security Number is 337-52-
2226, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of
which is 20859 S E Central Avenue,
Blountstown, Florida 32424 The name
and address of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
amended notice has been served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE ORTHIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS AMENDED
NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AMEND-
ED NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this
amended notice is March 10, 2010
Personal Representative
GWENDOLYN CAIN


Applications, Resume
Writing, Interviewing
Techniques, and Job
Search Strategies.
Complete information is
available at
http://www.panhandlejob-
fair.com/.
Employers will have
access to highly motivated
military members from the
five Air Force and Naval
installations in the area in
addition to military veter-
ans and civilian jobseekers.


10668 S W CAIN FORTNER ROAD
KINARD, FLORIDA 32449
Attorney for Personal Representative
s/ H Matthew Fuqua
Florida Bar No 0451101
BONDURANT AND FUQUA, PA
4450 Lafayette Street
Post Office Box 1508
Marianna, Florida 32447
(850) 526-2263

Legal Notice

PUBUC AUCTION
Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a public
auction on March 22, 2010 at 10 00 a m
(CT)
2001 Hyundai Tiburon
Vin# KMHJG25F41 U246175
Black in Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker
Service, 19844 S W South Street, Suite A,
Blountstown, Florida
Paul's Wrecker Service reserves the right
to reject any and all bids PH 850-674-
TOWS (8697)

Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY
Case # 2008-CA-000316
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company
as
Trustee for Saxton Asset Securities Trust
2007-2,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Walter J Newton and Gay W Newton, His
Wife, GE Money Bank, Successor in
Interest to Monogram Credit Card
Bank of GA ,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 23, 2010,
entered in Civil Case No 2008-CA-000316
of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Calhoun County Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company as Trustee for Saxton Asset
Securities Trust 2007-2, Plaintiff and
Walter J Newton and Gay W Newton, are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT
STEPS OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY


This is an opportunity for
companies to recruit some
of the most highly qualified,
degree, and technically
skilled, professional person-
nel in the Southeast
Region.

Employers may register
at http://www.panhandle-
jobfair.com/ or by mailing
panhandlejobfair@cox.net.
Registration proceeds from
employers will benefit Take
Stock in Children.


COURTHOUSE AT 20859 Central Avenue
East, Blountstown, Florida 32424 at 11 00
AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on May
27, 2010, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit
THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS
EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY
OF CALHOUN AND THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN DEED BOOK 124, AT PAGE
260, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
A LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED
INTHE SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF S28, T1N,
R8W, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS BEGIN AT
THE POINT WHERE THE WEST RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF CHURCH STREET
INTERSECTS THE SOUGHT-RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF LAMBERT STREET AND
RUN THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREE 30
MINUTES, WEST 9595 FEET ALONG
THE WEST SIDE OF CHURCH STREET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39
MINUTES WEST 112 5 FEET, THENCE
RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES
34 SECONDS EAST 9703 FEET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06
MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
LAMBERT STREET 112 5 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DIS-
ABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE N
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CONTACT Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East,
Blountstown, FL 32424 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAY S OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-
955-8770
DATED at BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida this
26th day of February 2010
RUTH W ATTAWAY
Circuit and County Courts

Legal Notice

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL
M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will
dispose of contents of the following unit on
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2010 at 500 pm If
not paid in full and emptied out The unit is
believed to contain household and/or per-
sonal property
Rebecca Harold, Units 13 & 14 North


Florida Highway Patrol


conducting license checks


The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting
driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the month of March
from Sunrise to Sunset in
Calhoun County.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equip-
ment, troopers will concen-
trate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with
defects such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defective
lighting equipment. In
addition, attention will be
directed to drivers violating
the driver license laws of
Florida.
The Patrol has found
these checkpoints to be an
effective means of enforcing
the equipment and driver
license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of
all motorists.
Members in the Panama
City district/sub-district of
Troop A are hereby author-
ized to conduct driver
license/vehicle inspection of
checkpoints during all day-
light hours at the following
locations:
CR-69 near Institution
Dr.
CR-286 near Coe Road
SR-71 near John Bailey
Road
SR-71 near CR-275
SR-69 near CR-274
11lth street near Old
Sawmill Road
CR-274 near Chipola
River
SR-73 near CR-392
SR-71 near J.P Peacock
Road
SR-73 north of CR-392


SR-71 near CR-274
SR-71 near Trailer City
SR-71 near Chipola St.
CR-274 near CR-167
SR-73 near CR-287
SR 20 near Juniper
Creek
SR-20 near CR-1
CR-167 near Walter
Potts Road
All personnel participat-
ing in the checkpoints will
be responsible for following
the procedures outlining in
Chapter 17.07 of Florida
Highway Patrol Policy
manual regarding driver
license and vehicle inspec-
tion checkpoints.


Chipola NSDAR

will meet Monday

at Jim's Buffet
The Chipola Chapter,
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution
(NSDAR) will meet
Monday, March 15, at 11
a.m. for a Dutch treat
luncheon at Jim's Buffet &
Grill.
A genaeology program
will be presented by mem-
ber Mary Ann Flowers.
Please contact Regent Ellen
Wright at footprints
@phonl.com or 482-7685
for information.



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR A

CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND




CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA


The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing on a proposal to allow a Special Exception for a Small Arms Range
/ Training Facility in the Agriculture Land Use Area. A Special Exception
Conditional Use is a use that would not be appropriate generally or without
restriction, but which, if controlled as to number, area, location, or relation to
the surrounding uses, would promote, the public health, safety, welfare
appearance and compatibility of the community. The Agriculture Land Use
Category allows 1 residential unit per 10 acres and limited non-residential
uses including nature based recreational uses.

The proposed Conditional Use would be located on approximately an 70
acre site, at 17668 Flatwoods Rd. Altha FL 32421, in Section 25, Township
2 North Range 9 West.


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The Calhoun County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the
proposed Conditional Use on TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010, at 4:00 P.M., to
consider recommendations to the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners
regarding the proposed development. The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider approval of the development
on TUESDAY,, MARCH 16, 2010, at 5:00 P.M. in the Commission Meeting Room of
the County Courthouse. A copy of the development application may be inspected
by the public at the Office of the Calhoun County Clerk of Court.

Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of
these proceedings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
March 3, 10, 2010


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NOTICE FOR BID
THE CALHOUN LIBERTY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS ON THE FOLLOWING:
2005 16' ScandyWhite Aluminum Boat, AMW Trailer, 2005
60 HP Mercury Motor, Trolling Motor and Depth Finder.

May be seen at Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union,
Blountstown Branch.

THE CREDIT UNION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS

Last day to submit bis is March 19, 2010.


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A TRIBUTE To OUR SOLDIERS 1L---
Captain Anthony Falcon serving on


Saluting Those Ho Served Our Country


missile defense mission in Bahrain


WILLIE "PETE" HALL EMMANUEL L. HIRES CHARLES E. YON
U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Army
Served in Served from 1945 to 1946
Korean War 1963 to 1967 World War II
The County Record is paying tribute to the men and women who have served our great
country in the military. If you or someone you know is a veteran living in Calhoun County
(or a veteran from the community who has passed away), please email the photo and
details to news@thecountyrecord.net or drop it off at our office on Central Avenue West
next to Badcock & More. We are also receiving veteran photos from the Supervisor of
Elections Office that are posted on their Facebook page.


Captain Anthony
Falcon, the son of Arlena
Falcon of Blountstown, has
been named Commanding
Officer of the 1st Battalion
7th Air Defense Artillery
Regiment, part of the 108th
Air Defense Artillery
Brigade.
A 1999 graduate of
Blountstown High School,
Anthony earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in com-
puter science engineering


and information systems
from West Point in 2003
and a Masters degree in
2007 from the University of
Texas.
Anthony is stationed in
Bahrain and is currently on
a missile defense mission
monitoring air space over
Iran and Iraq.
I mail Military News toE
s@thecountyrecord.


Bass, Dudley, Durden, Edenfield,

Pitts, others plan April 3 reunion


The Bass, Boyette,
Blizzard, Dudley, Brazzell,
Durden, Edenfield, Jeter
and Pitts Family Reunion
will be held Saturday, April
3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the Grand Ridge
Community Center behind
City Hall.
Please bring a covered


dish and your choice of
drink. An $8 contribution
is being asked to help with
the rental of the facility and
the supplies.
For more information,
contact Christy Cook,
(850) 237-1372, Joyce &
Bobby Snellgrove, (850)


579-4730, Wanda Durden,
(850) 593-5204 from 6:00-
12:00 a.m. or Mary Oden,
(936) 433-4957.


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dealer


charged


again

BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Blountstown man on
probation for selling drugs
is facing additional charges
following his arrest
Thursday.
Taurus
Black, 30,
has been
charged with
possession of
crack
cocaine and
less than 20 TAURus BLACK
grams of
marijuana.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Ofc. Patrick
Crawford and Inv. Timothy
Partridge went to a home
on Azalea Drive just before
noon to alert the owner of a
dog that his pet had been
picked up by the animal
See DRUG ARREST, page 2



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Elected officials and government workers across

the state are "retiring" for a month, then going

back to their same job with full pay. Is it right?


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
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a lot of hat- ui Calhoun
County 20'. erinent
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nient director. and 2Tant-
coordinator And e'.en
thouAh hlie entered
Florida's Deferred
Retirement Pro12rTami
11ain:,.n a- DROPI ,ithl a
lea'.e date in April. hlie
doe-n't plan on beinm2
ion-e for lon0
('Br\an i talking
ad'.anta2e of a loophole
in the la,. that many 20o'. -
eninent enmployee- and
elected ofliciala_ ha'.e
taken befilre luin lie's
retinn2 i:lr 3101 day then
corimuni back to .:rkl; ui
lu- old pob at full pay
Tiu practice. that ha-
become all too cnommn.
ha- dra,. in critici-ni
around the _tate
E'.er\one from jud&e_ to
circuit clerlr-. a- ,.ell a-
,o'.eniinenit nTice mian-
a2er-. ha'.e been accu-ed
'If "double dippui2"
Teclnicall\. ('Br\an
don't t be klio .ii a- a dou-
ble dipper until April
-'11:il 1 Clerlt: of Court
Ruth Atta,.ay explain-
that lihe can dra,. lhi
retirement for one
month. then 20, back to
.orl: at lu- full -alar\y.
but .ill not recer.e
retirement pay a2aui or
1 I1 mointhli At that point.
if lihe continue- ,.orl;uim
for the count\ ui luI old
lob. hlie'll take lihnomne o'.er


$8101.583 and -omen
change Ifor the year. pluh
lu- full retirement pay
Back in iMarch. the
county eenmed to be lui-
im' up for O'Br\an'-
departure Joe Wood. Jr.
-h. had worked Ifor the
Sherifff_ Office. -.a
traniiferred to( O'Br\an'-
department to lielp %.ith
a -pruig tonn project In
September. hlie .a lured
by the Couinty
Conmii--ion a a- -i-tant
countii admini trator.
r',ni hliun _i\ montlih to
prepare to take
O'Br\an-' po-ition a-
count\v adniiutrator
Ho".e'.er. during a
portion of the agenda
uniply called
"Coninui ioner Time" at
lazt Tuezda\' county
commi0Uz1_ion mIeetimn.
Di-trict 3 ConlnU --oner
Don Miller made a
nmoition to relLre O'BrianL
31i: day- after lun retire-
mnent in lun old iob .Ith
no chliange Thle motion
,.a-s econded by Trumanm
Grant ildi-tnct -41 Harold
Pic:ron i di-trict 51 'oted
aamint the mea-ure. a-
did Danny \Vi-e idi-tnict
I Dan Wvyndc: di-tnict
21 cast the decidui ,.ote
and O'Bryan a
relured
"TThe onil problem I
had %.as it %.as brought
up in conimi--ioner tune
-o .e .eren't a, are it
,.a- about to happen."
-a\y- Piclron "That did-
n't oT.-e any time for nme
to find out anything
about it


Sonnti 0 Brtin LCiOliho
CountItI S Elnergenc
Ailono:iment DirLector :in j
COLunil Jminiistrolor
Plcdron -ay\ he
under-tod \Vood .aa-
beiin, prepared to
become Countiv
Admuu-trator and Ainaie
Snumith. O'Br\an'- lone,-
tune a--i-tant. -lhould be
named Emer,enc\i
Management Director
,.hlien hlie retired "'Both
the-e people are -u ppo -
edly ready to take o'.er
the-e pozitionri a\"-
Pic ioni
Atta .av -a\y-
O'Br\an'- -alary come -
frnri difflTerent source_ oz
it made -en-re to Picl:ron
that the emierenciv man-
ageiement pay wouldl d ,o to
Smith and Wood would d
recer.e county adniiiu- -
trator pay
Miller explami- that
lihe belie'. e- O'Bran
needs more tune to Inuuih
current 2rant project_
and Wood need- more
tune to learn lrom liun
S"Ve've ,ot mnany
2Tant project uni motion


at thiu tune Keepuin the
2ant- in miiind. there
all tunwe -eni-eiti.e. it'- lka-
ical to keep a- much
:'no".lede and experi-
ence on -talff to: eep thiu
Inmo'. mi a %. e're mo'i -'
m,." Miller remark-;
N"ly Job a- conumiiz-ioner
i- to look: after the bu-i-
ne of the county A- I'ar
as length of tune I':r IMr
O'Bryan -ta\uig. there i-
ino de-uite time frame
beuim2 set up It'- an open
end tlini and %.e' U .or:k
a- .e -: "o
With O'Brvan report-
edly _ta\vin on _nnply\ to
handle thle 2tant_. The
Count, Record az; :
,i.hethlier thle comnumiionn
ha- con-idered cuttinim
('Br\an'- pay to -olely
countii admini trator
around $45.i::ii:ii and
,ouui ahead .ith Snuthli'
promolntion to Emiierenc\cv
Management Director
Mldler rephe-. -Well. the
motion %.a to cOntutie
a_ %.e .ere If we're e
omin to ,: o back and
tV.eal; that. nobod\'i
mentioned it
A- Ifor O'Brvan. lie
ay- hlie' not ture ho".
loni hlie'-- nmmii to -ta\y.
but ,.ant- to -ee the prol-
ect li he' started thliroughi
to completion "-We've
,ot about t$1li: million
,.orth of projects ui the
hopper road-. nuitla-
tion project." lihe
renmark-_ "It ain't about
mie It' about ,.hat ben-
efitz- tlu- count\ The
-.- RETIREMENT I.,- I0


CRASH


Woman


ejected


in two


vehicle


collision
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Blountstown woman
was hospitalized after a two
vehicle collision in Bay
County Thursday that
ended in one arrest.
Tammy T. Koonce, 37,
was the passenger in a
1992 Nissan driven by
Ernest L. Young, 42, of
Plant City. According to the
Florida Highway Patrol,
Young and Koonce were
northbound on U.S. 231
about a mile south of
Hudson Road around 5:40
p.m. when Elizabeth D.
Chatoney, 50, of Southport,
approached them from
behind in a 2006 Mercedes
at a high rate of speed.
Chatoney reportedly tried
to swerve around them and
struck the left rear of their
car. Both vehicles traveled
onto the east shoulder,
Koonce was ejected, and
the car in which she was
riding caught fire.
Koonce and Young were
both taken to Gulf Coast
Medical Center in serious
condition. Firefighters
extracted Chatoney from
her vehicle and she was
transported to Bay Medical
Center with minor injuries.
Chatoney was charged
with DUI and careless driv-
ing. The accident was
investigated by Trooper
M.P Mattingley.
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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
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The Calhoun-
Liberty Drug Task
Force netted one arrest
Thursday night.
Dustin Matthew
Freund, 22, of Jackson
County, was charged
with sale of marijuana.
According to the
Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, the
task force utilized a
confidential informant
to arrange a controlled
purchase of marijuana
from Freund in the
parking lot of a local
bar.
Around 8:30 p.m.,
CCSO Inv. Mark
Mallory, BPD Inv. Tim
Partridge, and LCSO
Inv. Brian Bateman,
met with the informant
and supplied him with
$140 in cash, wired
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as a white Jeep pulled
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Freund left the vehicle
and met with the
informant, exchanging
approximately an
ounce of marijuana for
the $140.
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and Dep. Nick Keller
stopped the Jeep just
north of John Redd
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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 2


Who's in charge of your business?

It's time to connect, communicate

and engage with your customers


Virtually all business
owners have engaged with
their customers in a tradi-
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customers walk into the
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competition that will (or
has!).
I'm amazed at the num-
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do not offer an on-line pres-
ence and store websitee).
These are affordable to
acquire, easy to set up and

Drug arrest
control officer. While look-
ing for the dog's owner, the
officers noticed Black in the
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he knew if the man was
home. While speaking with
him, they noticed a small
bag on the passenger side
dash containing a white
powder substance. A field
test revealed the powder
was cocaine, leading to
Black's arrest.
Once at the police sta-
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maintain and offer a
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is no longer a reason not to
have a website for your cus-
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Once a website is com-
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another great option and
there are some solutions
that can even be obtained
for free. I've found that
most people can work up to
five chat sessions at one
time, while they can only
work one phone call at a
time. Talk about being pro-
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I'm completely blown
away that small businesses
are not taking full advan-
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communities they could be
participating in. Engaging
with their customers in the
forums they are active in is
a natural "next step" for
any business, regardless of
size. And if these small
businesses think their com-
petition is somehow
unaware of this and/or are
sitting on the side-lines too,
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If you're a business
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cont'd
pill bottle in Black's jacket
pocket with four large
pieces of crack cocaine
inside. Also discovered was
a small plastic bag of mari-
juana.
It was noted in the police
report that Black is cur-
rently out on bond for sale
of a controlled substance in
both Calhoun and Liberty
counties.
Black remains in cus-
tody at the Calhoun County
Jail.


CALHOUN COUNTY
Feb. 27: Michael C. Mayo, DUI, DWLSR with knowledge; Corey
Guilford, resisting arrest with and without violence, fleeing
Feb. 28: Ernest F. Patterson, DUI
Mar. 1: Willie T. Andrews, county VOP; Charley Dean White, coun-
ty VOP; Ray Louis Baker, DWLSR; Satoria Monlyn, DWLSR
Mar. 3: William Ray Shirah, poss. 1/t 20 grams; Sarah Young,
DWLSR; Lori Sansom, county VOP; Chloe Note Davis, VOP
Mar. 4: Greg Moore, DUI; Taurus Black, poss. crack cocaine,
poss. controlled substance, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijuana;
Christina L. Hanna, VOP; Dustin Freund, sale of marijuana; Kelli
Pettis, DWLSR
Mar. 5: Fonda Coleman, state VOP; Roy Jones Williams III, war-
rant; Jamaal Akeem Smith, VOP; John Alex Cain, poss. 1/t 20
grams marijuana, paraphernalia
Mar. 7: Timothy Robert Young, petit theft; Jesse Peterson, non
payment of child support; Erica Young, poss. 1/t 20 grams mari-
juana; Karen Johnson, poss. alcohol under 21
Mar. 8: Bobby Brown, poss. crack cocaine, DWLSR
LIBERTY COUNTY
Feb. 26: Kristina Sutherland, hold for CCSO; Ashley Marie
Johnson, hold for CCSO; Peggy Arnold, serving weekends
Feb. 28: Albert Schwendeman, VOP
Mar. 1: Steven Shier, serving 11 mos/29 days; Harold C. Rogers,
domestic battery; Satoria Aishia Monlyn, hold for CCSO
Mar. 2: Raymond Piercy, battery
Mar. 3: Lori Samson, hold for CCSO; Sarah Young, hold for CCSO
The above Individuals wsre booked Into the Calhoun or Lberty
County Jail over the past weLk Alihough hey have been changed
with a arime, they are consdered Innocent unl proven guilty.



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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 7


/,


Peterson brothers get a


Louisiana State surprise
Corin and Shon Peterson, students at Blountstown Middle School, received a
special package last Tuesday from LSU Head Coach Les Miles.
Corin and Shon are the children of Nedra Peterson and the former Dave
Peterson of Blountstown. Dave Peterson played for the LSU Tigers in 2001-
2003. He was a linebacker who was a member of the LSU Tigers' 2003 BCS
National Championship team. Dave was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on
July 17, 2007.
After reading an article on Dave Peterson, Mrs. Hassig's wheel class at BMS
decided to contact Coach Miles on Shon and Corin's behalf. Coach Miles sent the
boys LSU T-shirts, caps, helmet stickers and a personal message autographed by
Coach Miles.
This was a complete surprise for the boys and they would like to thank
Mrs.Hassig and her class for thinking of them through the remembrance of their
father.



FWC offering free hunter


safety class during March


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is
offering a free hunter safety
course in Leon County.
The course will be in the
second-floor conference
room of the Farris Bryant
Building, 620 S. Meridian
St., Tallahassee.
Instruction is from 6 to 9
p.m. March 16, 18, 23, and
25.
The range portion of the


class will be on March 27.
An adult must accompa-
ny children who are under
age 16 at all times.
Students should bring a
pencil and paper with them
to take notes.
The state requires suc-
cessful completion of a
hunter safety course before
anyone born on or after
June 1, 1975, can purchase
a Florida hunting license.
The FWC course satisfies


hunter-safety training
requirements for all other
states and Canadian
provinces.

People interested in
attending this course can
register online and obtain
information about future
hunter-safety classes at
MyFWC.com/HunterSafet
y or by calling the FWC's
regional office in Panama
City at 850-265-3676.


Wildlife Management workshop


to be held Thursday in Marianna


Blountstown Dixie League


opens season on Saturday


The Blountstown
Baseball and Softball
league would like to invite
everyone to Sam Atkins
Park for our opening day
festivities for the 2010 sea-
son. This will take place on
Saturday, March 13, at 11
AM CST.
This will be an exciting


day for the 240 baseball
and softball players in the
league. Teams will be
introduced, the
Blountstown Fire
Department will present
our Flag, the National
Anthem will be sung and
the "first pitch" will be
thrown!!


Our concession will be
stocked, umpires will be
ready to call and players
will be ready to play. Come
out and support our kids,
grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, friends and
neighbors and enjoy a great
day at the park. We'll see
you there!


Big Bend Baseball League


plans Classic this weekend


The Big Bend Baseball
League of Florida will
begin the 2010 baseball
season March 13th and
14th with all games being
hosted by the Washington
County Bruins in Chipley,
Florida. This Big Bend
Kick-Off Classic will see
the match-ups as follows:
Chattahoochee Red
Birds vs Liberty County
Diamond Dawgs, Sat.,
12:00 noon

5K, Fun Run

Saturday at

Torreya Park
The Calhoun/Liberty
County Health
Department's Healthy
Communities, Healthy
People Program is hosting
their Second Annual 5K
Run/Walk/Jog and One
Mile Fun Run on March 13
at Torreya State Park.
Registration and shirt
pick up will start at 8:00
a.m. EST and the race will
begin at 9:00 a.m. EST.
Entry fees for the 5K is
$15.00 for adults and $5 for
students and the Fun Run is
$5. All proceeds will benefit
the American Cancer
Society Relay For Life.
If you have any ques-
tions, please contact Susan
Chafin at 850-643-2415
ext. 245.


Gulf County Drive vs
Calhoun County
Horsemen, Sat., 3:00 p.m.
Jackson County Jays vs
Destin Dawgs
Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Bay County Brewers vs
Washington County
Bruins, Sun., 3:30 p.m.


Remember, Saturday,
March 13, and Sunday,
March 14, all roads lead to
Chipley, Florida Chipley
High School Field, for the
Big Bend Baseball League
Kick-Off Classic. Support
your local team with your
presence!


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The Florida Fish and
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Commission (FWC) and
several partners are spon-
soring a wildlife manage-
ment workshop March 11
in Marianna at the Jackson
County Agriculture Office
Complex.
The workshop will run
from 8:30 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
The Agriculture Office
Complex is on Highway
276 in the Marianna city
limits.
There'll be presenta-
tions on such topics as man-
aging small parcels of land
for wildlife; common birds
and their habitats in the
Panhandle; learning the
various species of snakes,


frogs and spiders in
Northwest Florida; using
bat houses and bats; the
value of oaks and acorns to
wildlife; endangered plants
in the Panhandle; longleaf
pine forests and their histo-
ry in the Southeast, and
more.
One session will deal
with how landowners can
tap into grants and cost-
share programs to help
manage their lands better
for wildlife.
In addition to the FWC,
other sponsors of the day-
long workshop are the
University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Science
Extension Service, Florida


Division of Forestry and the
National Wild Turkey
Federation. Lunch will be
provided free of charge, but
advance registration is
required. Call the IFAS
Extension Office in
Marianna at 850-482-9620
by March 8 to register.


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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 10


JOYCE GWENDOLYN
FAIRCHILD
Mrs. Joyce Gwendolyn
Fairchild, 78, died Tuesday,
March 9, 2010, in Bristol,
Florida.
The service will be at
4:00 PM. EST today,
March 10, 2010, at the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in
Bristol, with burial at
Mitchum Cemetery.
Joyce was a native of the
Chaires Community in
Leon County but was a life-
long resident of Liberty
County. She was a educa-
tor for over 42 years in the
Liberty County school sys-
tem and had taught in
every school in the district.
She graduated from
Florida State University in
1955 and was a member of
the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by her
husband of 51 years, John
Eben Fairchild of Bristol; a
son John David Rowan of
Bristol; two daughter, Jana
Hill and husband, Robert of
Bristol and Johnette
Wahlquist and husband,
Michael of Bristol; her
grandchildren, Page
Wahlquist, Ashley Crowley,
Rachel Rowan, Kaylynn
Richardson and Clint Hill;
a special family member,
Raymond Bousquet; and a
loving caregiver, Jimmie L.
Davis.
She was preceded in
death by her father, James
L. Wood, and mother,
Mattie 0. Evans, and her
two brothers Dewey T.
Wood and Larry W Wood.
Bevis Funeral Home
and Crematory in Bristol,
FL was in charge of the
funeral arrangements.
850-643-3636.

ORA DELL TAYLOR
GURKA
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events in our life-
graduations, weddings,
the birth of a child,
retirement. Even the
amount of planning that
goes into our day-to-day
activities.
Think about the
importance of making
funeral arrangements. We
can address any questions
or concerns you may
have. We are here to help
you.

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away Monday, March 8,
2010, in Blountstown.
She was a retired home-
maker and bookkeeper.
She was a member of
Gateway Baptist Church
and was a very active
member of her community.
She was a fifty year mem-
ber of the Blountstown
Order of Eastern Star


Preach Tournament speakers announced
Apostle Geraldine B. Sheard and the Prayer Chainers
Mission of God is proud to announce the speakers for the
Preach Tournament on March 12th &13th at the Prayer
Chainers Church.
On Friday night, March 12, at 6:30, the speakers will
be Pastor Charlie Dykes of Sneads, Elder Lavoris
Williams, Elder Jeff Brown, Minister Marco Warters and
Bro. Byran Johnson of Tallahassee. On Saturday, March
13th at 12:00 noon, the speakers will Prophet Billy White
and Elder Kenneth Baker of Marianna. At 6:30 p.m. the
speakers will be Minister Gene Marcell Tranqill of
Cottondale and high pointers from Friday night and
Saturday noon. Come out and hear the men of God
preaching from the depth of their soul hoping that the word
of God will fall on good ground.
Contact Apostle G.B. Sheard at 674-8683 and
Evangelist Peterson at 674-3449.

'Nettle Ridge' celebrating 116 years
Christian Home Church located on Highway 69 North,
commonly called "Nettle Ridge" is continuing to celebrate
their 116 years of faithful service to the Lord's work.
Sunday, March 14th, will be Christian Home
Sweetheart Sunday with a special service beginning at the
11:00 a.m. morning worship service. Pastor Bro. Ron
Burger and his congregation gives everyone a special invi-
tation. For more information, call 674-5194 or 674-4368.

St. Paul AME choirs selling dinners
St. Paul A.M.E. Jr. & Sr. Choir will be selling dinners
this Saturday, March 13th. Dinners will be $6.00 a plate.
Deliveries will be available to facilities. Contact Amanda
Dawson, 674-5985, Vanessa Dawson, Althea McDougald,
Katrina Hatchett, 674-3786, Karen Engram, or Glenda
Grant for orders.



Retirement cont'd


amount of money I'm going
to get out of this it will
probably take four or five
years out of my life. It's not
about the money. It's about
where we want to be 10
years from now."
O'Bryan says Wood is
still preparing for the post,
noting that being the coun-
ty administrator for
Calhoun County is different
than in other communities.
"He's learning, he's smart,
he's energetic and has a
good work ethic. But he's a
work in progress. Joe has
been assistant county
administrator about six
months now... I can't possi-
bly teach him in six months
and he can't possibly learn
in six months what took me
19 years to learn. He's in a
learning stage and he's a
student of the game."
Clerk Attaway is one
official who wants O'Bryan
to stay. "There are people
working for this county who


are overpaid, but he is not
one of them," she says,
adding that she attributes
around $20 million in fund-
ing for Calhoun County
over the past decade to
O'Bryan's efforts.
As for whether someone
else could accomplish the
same, she replies, "I think
they will with time."
Next week, in the sec-
ond part of this series, we'll
look at what other counties
are doing to put an end to
this practice and discuss
changes in the loophole.


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#179, a member of AARP,
and Blountstown First
Baptist Church Women's
Missionary Union.
She was preceded in
death by her parents,
Joseph Edgar Holley and
Lilly Mozelle Wingate
Holley; her husband,
Henry E. Gurka, and a
brother, Henry Holley.
She is survived by three
sons, James N. Taylor and
his wife, Barbara of Plano,
Texas, Joseph C. Taylor
and his wife, Joyce, of
Lillian, Alabama, and Paul
E. Gurka and his wife,
Zelda, of Tallahassee,
Florida; a sister, Lillie Joe
Caraway, of Marianna,
Florida; nine grandchil-
dren, Erin Taylor of
Charlotte, North Carolina,
Mark Taylor and his wife,
Tina of Grapevine, Texas,
Terrie Taylor Wessell and
her husband, Mark, of
Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida, Joseph E. Taylor
and his wife, Rebecca, of
Pensacola; Christine
Halperine and her hus-
band, David, of Solon,
Ohio, Michelle Taylor
Hamilton and her husband,
Jim, of Pensacola, Jeffery
Taylor of Pensacola,
Anthony Gurka of
Marianna and Catherine
Gurka of Crawfordville,
Florida; nine great-grand-
children; and three great-
great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
held Thursday, March 11,
in the Adams Funeral
Home Chapel with
Reverend Roger King offi-
ciating. Interment will fol-
low in Nettle Ridge
Cemetery in Blountstown.
The family will receive
friends 4:00 6:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 10, at
Adams Funeral Home.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 674-5449 or
online at


www.adamsfh.com).

MARY P. RUGER
Mary P Ruger, 82, of
Altha, passed away
Thursday, March 4, 2010,
in Altha.
Mrs. Ruger was born in
Port St. Joe, Florida, and
had lived in Calhoun
County for the past two
years. She was a retired
nursing assistant and was a
member of St. Francis of
Assisi Catholic Church in
Blountstown.
She is survived by her
daughter, Linda Behr, of
Waldo, Wisconsin, and a
brother, J. B. Porter, of
Blountstown.
Funeral services will be
in Doniphan, Missouri, at a
later date.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of local arrange-
ments (ph. 674-5449 or
online at
www.adamsfh.com).


GRACE E. STITELER
Grace E. Stiteler, 101,
of Clarksville, passed away
Monday, March 8, 2010, in
Blountstown.
She was a retired
teacher and a member of
Poplar Head Baptist
Church in Clarksville. She
was an inspiration to all she
met.
She is survived by two
sons, Ron Stiteler of
Clarksville and Kurtz
Stiteler of Lewisburg,
Tennessee; a daughter,
Gloria Sheaffer, of Melrose,
Florida; eight grandchil-
dren, and many great and
great-great grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Memorialization is by cre-
mation.

Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 674-5449 or
online at
www.adamsfh.com).


Thought of you with love
today, but that is nothing new. I
thought about you yesterday,
and days before that too. I think
of you in silence, I often speak
your name. All I have are mem-
ories and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake,
with which I'll never part. God
has you in His keeping, ...I have .
you in my heart... love you
always your family
March 13, 1938- July 5,
2006. She was the world's
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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 5


'Swiftwater' to perform

at Mardi Gras in Bristol


KARISMA MARSHAY DAVIS Swiftwater will be per-
MARCH 8, 2010 forming at a Mardi Gras
You have grown from my little girl into a beautiful young party to benefit Hospice on
lady and I love you. Your smile touches my heart. May God Saturday, March 13, at the
Veterans Memorial Civic
bless you and keep you safe and grant you many more birth- Center in Bristol.
days. Happy "24th" birthday, we love you. Tickets for the event are
Your Family $20 and the fun will begin
at 5 PM. central.


Come in costume
(optional), enjoy food, fun,
and some great entertain-
ment! Swiftwater encour-
ages all their fans to come
out and support all the
wonderful and caring things
that Hospice does in our
area.


Miss Blountstown and


Calhoun Co. pageants set r -


Ella Mae Detweiler to be
honored on 90th birthday
Happy 90th birthday,
March 13, Ella Mae
Detweiler. We love and
appreciate you. Thank you
for your selfless sacrifices
you gave for us.
Love, Your Family

The family extends a cor-
dial invitation to all friends for
a drop-in-visit Saturday,
March 13, from 2:00-5:00
p.m. (CT) at the home of Ella
Mae, Hwy. 20 W, 16264
Whipperwill Way, Blounts-
town. No gifts, please.


Happy 6th Birthday!
Melyna Avery Morales cel-
ebrated her 6th birthday on
March 5th. Melyna is the
daughter of Angie Bracewell
of Blountstown and Hector
Morales, Jr., also of
Blountstown. She is the
granddaughter of Jim and
Paula Bracewell, and Maria
Morales, all of Blountstown,
and Hector Morales, Sr. of
Brownsville, Texas. Melyna
enjoys playing with all of her
sisters, going to visit NeNaw
and Pa, and being every-
body's princess!

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'A Serious Man'


A Serious Man, the lat-
est film by brothers Joel
and Ethan Coen (Fargo,
No Country for Old Men,
Raising Arizona), easily
among the greatest film-
makers of our time, is real-
ly something quite special.
Nominated for two
Academy Awards (Best
Picture and Best Original
Screenplay), the film is the
clever, bizarre, very darkly
funny story of Larry
Gopnik (Michael
Stuhlbarg), a Jewish
physics professor in 1967
whose seemingly perfect
suburban life is thrown into
chaos. A failing student
attempted to bribe him, his
son is a stoner, his daughter
steals from his wallet in an
attempt to save up for a
nosejob, and his loser of a
brother lives on the couch,
until Larry's wife kicks the
both of them out when she
decides to divorce Larry
and marry his best friend.
This leads Larry to search
for balance and under-
standing in the world, as he
attempts to become what
he considers to be a serious
man (hence the title).
A Serious Man is per-
haps the brothers' most
well-written and mature
film yet, and certainly their
most personal. Loaded
with elements of Judaism
and the music of Jefferson
Airplane (the events of the
film take place in 1967),
the movie asks important
questions about family, reli-
gion, morality, and human-
ity and never quite pro-
vides any answers. Therein
lies the fearlessness and


immense genius of the
Coens. In this day of
remakes, sequels, and
mindless blockbusters (all
of which, don't get me
wrong, certainly have their
place in cinema), A Serious
Man dares to make the
viewer think deeply, choos-
ing to be a filet mignon for
the brain, as opposed to all
the mental popcorn
churned out by the
Hollywood system every
year.
Unlike most Coen films
(the pair frequently cast
George Clooney, John
Goodman, and Frances
McDormand, among oth-
ers, in their movies), the
cast is composed entirely of
unknowns. This is to the
great advantage of the
movie, as it allows the
viewer to actually believe
that the characters are real.
This is a signature element
of the Coens' films.
Despite some strange, per-
haps impossible situations,
they have always written
very interesting, believable
characters, and Larry
Gopnik is certainly one of
their most complex, human
characters.
To fully understand the
symbolism and subtleties of
A Serious Man, one really
needs to see it twice.
Intricately layered, master-
fully crafted, and always
fun to watch, this is one of
the absolute best Coen
films; it fully deserves the
honor of being nominated
for Best Picture at the
Oscars. It's seriously awe-
some. (Rated R, now avail-
able on DVD)


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WANTED: Great repre-
sentatives for Calhoun
County and Blountstown!
Each year, young ladies
chosen to represent in the
Miss Calhoun County and
Miss Blountstown pageants
spend countless hours not
only appearing at area
Chamber ribbon cuttings,
groundbreaking, and
parades, but they travel
throughout Northwest
Florida working for various
organizations and repre-
senting our county.
In years past, young
ladies have volunteered at
local nursing facilities,
organized a Queens Clean
Up day at local parks,
organized food drives for
hurricane/tornado victims,
and bagged groceries at
local supermarkets for
charity, just to name a few.
The Little Miss, Teen
Miss and Miss queens from
Blountstown and Calhoun
County go on to represent
our area at the Miss
Northwest Florida Pageant
in Panama City. Last year
local girls did very well at
this competition, with some
placing in the Top 5! They
also helped raise over
$4,000 for Susan G.
Komen and Breast Cancer


Garden Gala

will benefit

Covenant


Hospice;

meeting set

for March 18
Covenant Hospice will
host the 5th Annual Garden
Gala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 26, at the
Agricultural Center, located
at 2741 Penn Avenue, in
Marianna.
The Garden Gala
Committee is currently
seeking volunteers to help
plan, prepare and present
the event. Volunteers are
needed for all areas of the
event. The Garden Gala
committee will be holding
its monthly meeting at
Noon Thursday, Mar. 18, at
the Covenant Hospice
branch, located at 4440
Lafayette St., Suite C and
light refreshments will be
provided.
"The Garden Gala is our
signature fundraising event
of the year. Proceeds from
the gala will help further
the mission of Covenant
Hospice in Calhoun,
Jackson, Holmes and
Washington County," said
Jennifer Griffin,
Development Manager for
Covenant Hospice.
Covenant Hospice is a not-
for-profit organization dedi-
cated to providing compre-
hensive compassionate
service to patients and their
loved ones during times of
life limiting illnesses, based
on need, regardless of abili-
ty to pay.
To volunteer for the
Garden Gala committee or
for more information, call
Jennifer Griffin or Angela
Jackson at 482-8520 or
209-0221 or via email
Jennifer. griffin @covenan-
thospice.org


Awareness.
The Miss Northwest
Florida pageant organiza-
tion stresses age appropri-
ate styling, and not just
beauty on the outside, but
within. The girls have to
speak impromptu on stage
in local pageants, and if
they go on to regional com-
petition, will go through two
rounds of interviewing,
stage competition, then
another round of impromp-
tu questioning.
Each young lady repre-
senting Calhoun County
and Blountstown with this
organization must turn in a
monthly progress report
from their teacher stating
they have maintained good
behavior throughout the
month. They are kept on a
demerit system and once
10 demerits are received
they may no longer repre-
sent our area.
This year's pageants are
set for March 20th, with a
signup deadline of Friday,
March 12th. Attached is
an information sheet and
entry form. For more infor-
mation, contact Jami
Daniels, Miss Northwest
Florida, Executive
Director, at 334.300.1671
or jlynn4966@aol.com, or
visit www.Missnorthwest
florida.com.


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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorThe CalhounLiberty Drug Task Force netted one arrest Thursday night. Dustin Matthew Freund, 22, of Jackson County, was charged with sale of marijuana. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the task force utilized a confidential informant to arrange a controlled purchase of marijuana from Freund in the parking lot of a local bar. Around 8:30 p.m., CCSO Inv. Mark Mallory, BPDInv. Tim Partridge, and LCSO Inv. Brian Bateman, met with the informant and supplied him with $140 in cash, wired him for sound, and drove him to the location. The investigators sat back and watched as a white Jeep pulled up with Freund inside, along with another man and two women. Freund left the vehicle and met with the informant, exchanging approximately an ounce of marijuana for the $140. Capt. Ken Futch and Dep. Nick Keller stopped the Jeep just north of John Redd Road and took Freund into custody. The driver of the vehicle, Kelli Pettis, was charged with driving with a suspended license. Both she and Freund were booked into the county jail.BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorSonny O’Bryan wears a lot of hats in Calhoun County government. He’s county administrator, emergency management director, and grants coordinator. And even though he entered Florida’s Deferred Retirement Program (known as DROP) with a leave date in April, he doesn’t plan on being gone for long. O’Bryan is taking advantage of a loophole in the law that many government employees and elected officials have taken before him:he’s retiring for 30 days, then coming back to work in his old job at full pay. This practice, that has become all too common, has drawn criticism around the state. Everyone from judges to circuit clerks, as well as government office managers, have been accused of “double dipping”. Technically, O’Bryan won’t be known as a double dipper until April 2011. Clerk of Court Ruth Attaway explains that he can draw his retirement for one month, then go back to work at his full salary, but will not receive retirement pay again for 11 months. At that point, if he continues working for the county in his old job, he’ll take home over $80,583 and some change for the year, plus his full retirement pay. Back in March, the county seemed to be lining up for O’Bryan’s departure. Joe Wood, Jr., who had worked for the Sheriff’s Office, was transferred to O’Bryan’s department to help with a spring storm project. In September, he was hired by the County Commission as assistant county administrator, giving him six months to prepare to take O’Bryan’s position as county administrator. However, during a portion of the agenda simply called “Commissioner Time” at last Tuesday’s county commission meeting, District 3 Commissioner Don Miller made a motion to rehire O’Bryan 30 days after his retirement in his old job with no changes. The motion was seconded by Truman Grant (district 4). Harold Pickron (district 5) voted against the measure, as did Danny Wise (district 1). Dan Wyrick (district 2) cast the deciding vote and O’Bryan was rehired. “The only problem I had was it was brought up in commissioner time so we weren’t aware it was about to happen,” says Pickron. “That didn’t give any time for me to find out anything about it.” Pickron says he understood Wood was being prepared to become County Administrator and Angie Smith, O’Bryan’s longtime assistant, should be named Emergency Management Director when he retired. “Both these people are supposedly ready to take over these positions,” says Pickron. Attaway says O’Bryan’s salary comes from different sources so it made sense to Pickron that the emergency management pay would go to Smith and Wood would receive county administrator pay. Miller explains that he believes O’Bryan needs more time to finish current grant projects and Wood needs more time to learn from him. “We’ve got many grant projects in motion at this time. Keeping the grants in mind, they’re all time sensitive, it’s logical to keep as much knowledge and experience on staff to keep this moving as we’re moving,” Miller remarks. “My job as commissioner is to look after the business of the county. As far as length of time for Mr. O’Bryan staying, there is no definite time frame being set up. It’s an open end thing and we’ll work as we go.” With O’Bryan reportedly staying on simply to handle the grants, The County Record asks whether the commission has considered cutting O’Bryan’s pay to solely county administrator (around $45,000) and going ahead with Smith’s promotion to Emergency Management Director. Miller replies, “Well, the motion was to continue as we were. If we’re going to go back and tweak that, nobody’s mentioned it.” As for O’Bryan, he says he’s not sure how long he’s going to stay, but wants to see the projects he’s started through to completion. “We’ve got about $10 million worth of projects in the hopper roads, mitigation projects,” he remarks. “It ain’t about me. It’s about what benefits this county. The WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010 103rd Year, No. 28 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) CRIMEAlleged drug dealer charged againB B Y Y K K E E L L L L I I P P E E A A C C O O C C K K D D U U N N N N N N e e w w s s E E d d i i t t o o r r A Blountstown man on probation for selling drugs is facing additional charges following his arrest Thursday. Taurus Black, 30, has been charged with possession of crack cocaine and less than 20 grams of marijuana. According to the Blountstown Police Department, Ofc. Patrick Crawford and Inv. Timothy Partridge went to a home on Azalea Drive just before noon to alert the owner of a dog that his pet had been picked up by the animal Serving Blountstown and Calhoun County Since 1907 RIVER FORECAST A AP P A A L L A A C C H H I I C C O O L L A AR RI I V V E E R RMarch 10..8PM.. 1 1 4 4 . . 3 3 ' ' March 12..8PM.. 1 1 4 4 . . 0 0 ' ' March 13..6AM.. 1 1 3 3 . . 9 9 ' 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!CRASHWoman ejected in two vehicle collisionB B Y Y K K E E L L L L I I P P E E A A C C O O C C K K D D U U N N N N N N e e w w s s E E d d i i t t o o r r A Blountstown woman was hospitalized after a two vehicle collision in Bay County Thursday that ended in one arrest. Tammy T. Koonce, 37, was the passenger in a 1992 Nissan driven by Ernest L. Young, 42, of Plant City. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Young and Koonce were northbound on U.S. 231 about a mile south of Hudson Road around 5:40 p.m. when Elizabeth D. Chatoney, 50, of Southport, approached them from behind in a 2006 Mercedes at a high rate of speed. Chatoney reportedly tried to swerve around them and struck the left rear of their car. Both vehicles traveled onto the east shoulder, Koonce was ejected, and the car in which she was riding caught fire. Koonce and Young were both taken to Gulf Coast Medical Center in serious condition. Firefighters extracted Chatoney from her vehicle and she was transported to Bay Medical Center with minor injuries. Chatoney was charged with DUIand careless driving. The accident was investigated by Trooper M.P . Mattingley.  APPLIANCES  PAINT  LUMBER  BUILDING MATERIALS  TOOLS  FLOOR COVERING & MORE WALDORFF A CE H ARDWAR E 25615 N. MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA. 762-3228 $ 3 9 99 Shop Vac Pro 8 Gal. W et/ D ry Vac You Pay $49.99 W ith $10 R ebate..... 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For more highlights from the event, turn to page 9 of this issue.Sonny O'Bryan, Calhoun County's Emergency Management Director and County AdministratorSee RETIREMENT , page 10 The Pioneer Settlement's Rummage Sale is famous in Calhoun County and it's underway! Turn to page 3 for all the details.

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Virtually all business owners have engaged with their customers in a traditional, yet typical manner: customers walk into the store or they call them on the phone. This is what most companies consider “the norm” and because of this have been somewhat set in their ways. They conclude that it’s worked for them since the day their doors were first opened and probably may even work with the philosophy “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, true it’s not broke, just like the ol’ horse & buggy means of travel wasn’t broke…it’s just that something else came along. In today’s economy, businesses are quickly discovering that their customers are now in charge of dictating how they will do business for the products they want. And businesses are finding that if they don’t offer those means, the customer will soon turn to their competition that will (or has!). I’m amazed at the number of small businesses that do not offer an on-line presence and store (website). These are affordable to acquire, easy to set up and maintain and offer a 24/7/365 employee at a fraction of the cost. There is no longer a reason not to have a website for your customers. Once a website is completed, why not add “Live Chat” to your site? This is another great option and there are some solutions that can even be obtained for free. I’ve found that most people can work up to five chat sessions at one time, while they can only work one phone call at a time. Talk about being productive! I’m completely blown away that small businesses are not taking full advantage of the social media communities they could be participating in. Engaging with their customers in the forums they are active in is a natural “next step” for any business, regardless of size. And if these small businesses think their competition is somehow unaware of this and/or are sitting on the side-lines too, I’m afraid a rude awaking will soon be coming. If you’re a business owner, or are an employee who wants to see their business succeed, then begin to change from the reactive stance you’ve had in the past and take a proactive outlook on connecting, communicating and engaging with your customers. Your efforts will energize your organization, boost moral and show your customers that you care and want to serve them in whatever means best suites THEIR needs, not yours. If you’re serious about growing your business, then be in constant engagement with your customers, overdeliver on the value you provide, always grow personally and provide worldclass service in all you do, work to become “known” by as many people as you can and watch your business grow! Until next time, remember: “Your Success Is My Business!” ™ Joey Peacock is “Chief Customer Evangelist” as the National Director of Customer Experience for FairPoint Communications. Follow Joey’s blogs @ http://joeypeacock.blogspo t.com or contact him at joey@joeypeacock.comThe County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, P P a a g g e e 2 2 Temperatures Are Rising and Prices Are Falling! Used Cars & Trucks 2009 FORD F150 CREWCAB 4X4 XLT Trim, 8K Miles $31,995 2010 LINCOLN MKZ Leather, Loaded, NICE! $ 2 8 , 995 2009 HONDA CRV LX Pkg., Only 12K Miles $ 19 , 995 ‘ 09 D odge D akota Quad Cab, Bighorn/Lone Star Edition 22” Chrome Rims, 15K Miles $19,995 ‘ 0 7 Toyota Tacoma Crewcab, SR5, 1 Owner 22K Miles $23.995 ‘ 0 8 F ord E scape XL T SC/TW, PW/PL Alloy Wheels $15,995 ‘ 09 B uick L ucerne CXL, Leather NICE!! $25,995 ‘ 04 F ord E xpedition Eddie Bauer Pkg $12,995 ‘ 09 F ord Taurus S E V6, PW/PL, SC/TW $19,995 ‘ 09 D odge Journey 4 Dr, SE Pkg. 29K Miles $16,995 ‘ 09 Sonata 4 D r . GLS Pkg, Moonroof 21K Miles $1 7 ,995 ‘ 0 8 F ord F150 Supercab 4x4, XLT Trim, 21K Miles $26,995 ‘ 0 6 G MC 1500 S L T 4 x 4 Leather, Nice, 1 Owner 37K Miles $23,995 ‘ 0 6 N issan A ltima SLT Trim, Leather, Heated Seats 31K Miles $1 7 ,995 ‘ 09 F ord F ocus S E 4 Dr., Like New 11K Miles $14,995 ‘ 09 M ercury Grand M ar q uis LS, Leather 10K Miles $25,995 ‘ 0 8 L incoln Town C ar Leather, Signature Limited 29K Miles $24,995 ‘ 10 F ord M ustang Pony Pkg. 17K Miles $19,995 polywogs bullfrogs to New Ownership Jessica Bracewell Invites everyone to: Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm Harvey’s Shopping Plaza  Prom Dresses  Baby Items, Shoes & More  Easter Attire for boys & girls  Premies to size kids 16  Girls Pillowcase Dresses  Assorted Womens and Mens Become A Fan on Facebook  email:pollywogs2bullfrogs@yahoo.com CALHOUN & LIBERTY COUNTYSHERIFF'S LOGC C A A L L H H O O U U N N C C O O U U N N T T Y Y F F e e b b . . 2 2 7 7 : : Michael C. Mayo, DUI, DWLSR with knowledge; Corey Guilford, resisting arrest with and without violence, fleeing F F e e b b . . 2 2 8 8 : : Ernest F. Patterson, DUI M M a a r r . . 1 1 : : Willie T. Andrews, county VOP; Charley Dean White, county VOP; Ray Louis Baker, DWLSR; Satoria Monlyn, DWLSR M M a a r r . . 3 3 : : William Ray Shirah, poss. l/t 20 grams; Sarah Young, DWLSR; Lori Sansom, county VOP; Chloe Nate Davis, VOP M M a a r r . . 4 4 : : Greg Moore, DUI; Taurus Black, poss. crack cocaine, poss. controlled substance, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana; Christina L. Hanna, VOP; Dustin Freund, sale of marijuana; Kelli Pettis, DWLSR M M a a r r . . 5 5 : : Fonda Coleman, state VOP; Roy Jones Williams III, warrant; Jamaal Akeem Smith, VOP; John Alex Cain, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana, paraphernalia M M a a r r . . 7 7 : : Timothy Robert Young, petit theft; Jesse Peterson, non payment of child support; Erica Young, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana; Karen Johnson, poss. alcohol under 21 M M a a r r . . 8 8 : : Bobby Brown, poss. crack cocaine, DWLSR L L I I B B E E R R T T Y Y C C O O U U N N T T Y Y F F e e b b . . 2 2 6 6 : : Kristina Sutherland, hold for CCSO; Ashley Marie Johnson, hold for CCSO; Peggy Arnold, serving weekends F F e e b b . . 2 2 8 8 : : Albert Schwendeman, VOP M M a a r r . . 1 1 : : Steven Shier, serving 11 mos/29 days; Harold C. Rogers, domestic battery; Satoria Aishia Monlyn, hold for CCSO M M a a r r . . 2 2 : : Raymond Piercy, battery M M a a r r . . 3 3 : : Lori Samson, hold for CCSO; Sarah Young, hold for CCSOT T h h e e a a b b o o v v e e i i n n d d i i v v i i d d u u a a l l s s w w e e r r e e b b o o o o k k e e d d i i n n t t o o t t h h e e C C a a l l h h o o u u n n o o r r L L i i b b e e r r t t y y C C o o u u n n t t y y J J a a i i l l o o v v e e r r t t h h e e p p a a s s t t w w e e e e k k . . A A l l t t h h o o uu g g h h t t h h e e y y h h a a v v e e b b e e e e n n c c h h a a r r g g e e d d w w i i t t h h a a c c r r i i m m e e , , t t h h e e y y a a r r e e c c o o n n s s i i d d e e r r e e d d i i n n n n o o c c e e n n t t u u n n t t i i l l p p r r o o v v e e n n g g u u i i l l t t y y . . USPS 135-060 Published every Wednesday by Calhoun Publishing Co., Inc. 20311 Central Avenue West Blountstown, FL 32424 PHONE: 850-674-5041 •FAX: 850-674-5008 e-mail: therecord@gtcom.net website: www.thecountyrecord.net Periodicals postage paid at Blountstown, FL Post Office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE COUNTY RECORD P.O. Box 366, Blountstown, FL 32424 $21.00 in Calhoun & Liberty Counties $26.00 Elsewhere Robert A. Turner Publisher/Editor/Advertising Sharon Turner Bookkeeper/Circulation Kelli Peacock....News Editor Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has never missed an issue.The County Record The Voice of Calhoun County Since 1907control officer. While looking for the dog’s owner, the officers noticed Black in the passenger seat of a car outside the home and asked if he knew if the man was home. While speaking with him, they noticed a small bag on the passenger side dash containing a white powder substance. A field test revealed the powder was cocaine, leading to Black’s arrest. Once at the police station, a search turned up a pill bottle in Black’s jacket pocket with four large pieces of crack cocaine inside. Also discovered was a small plastic bag of marijuana. It was noted in the police report that Black is currently out on bond for sale of a controlled substance in both Calhoun and Liberty counties. Black remains in custody at the Calhoun County Jail. Drug arrest cont'd Cookie Time!!Those famous Girl Scout Cookies have arrived and Calhoun County Scouts have been busy selling them over the past few weeks. These little ladies set up a stand at the River Valley Marketplace Saturday morning. Be sure to check out their booth at Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly and Alco. Your Success Is My BusinessbyJoey Peacock Who's in charge of your business?It's time to connect, communicate and engage with your customers G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ? E E m m a a i i l l u u s s ! !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t t

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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, P P a a g g e e 3 3 MERLE NORMAN 17932 Main St. N Hwy. 71 Next to Harvey's Blountstown, FL 850-674-9191 "Come Home to Rehab" Blountstown Health and Rehab At Blountstown Health and Rehab, activities are provided 7 days a week and developed by a fulltime Activities Director certified through the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals; a sampling of our activities include; • A daily "Coffee Club" designed to enhance hydration and provide snacks that foster nutrition for our customers; • Daily religious activities that include music, preaching, Bible studies and full church services are provided by various local ministers and churches; • We hold weekly arts and craft classes; • There are daily bingo games (a perennial favorite), card games, puzzles, computer access, Wii games (a big hit) and various other activities designed to enhance memory, increase range of motion and increase socialization among our customers; drinks and snacks are always available; • We are so proud of the local school students and teachers who generously provide music programs at various times that our customers always enjoy; • We have weekly socials where customers gather to visit and have refreshments; • We hold monthly "Resident Council" meetings where customers are afforded an opportunity to voice their concerns to facility management and get feedback on how their concerns have been addressed; • We have special themed events for each holiday; • Our "Bright Star" program is designed for our customers with dementia. It provides them with socialization and stimulation on a 1:1 basis; and • Our pancake breakfasts are always a big hit; management staff cooks and serves breakfast to our customers. We encourage you to visit us at any time and tour our facility to decide for yourself if we are what we say we are. We also encourage you to visit other providers and see if they are what they claim to be. We believe the difference will be immediately apparent and we hope you will decide to "Come Home to Rehab" Blountstown Health and Rehab. 16690 SW Chipola Rd., Blountstown, FL 850-674-4311 There are plenty of bargains to be found at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement's annual rummage sale that kicked off Saturday morning. Clothing, furniture, dishes, plants and much more are available for a reasonable price. The best part?All the proceeds benefit this living history museum. The sale continues Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with everything half price Friday and a bag sale on Saturday (first bag, $4, any bag after that just $3). The Settlement is located inside Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown. For more details, call their office at 674-2777.Annual rummage sale continues at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement The University of Florida, IFAS, Liberty/ Calhoun County Family Nutrition Program and the Calhoun/Liberty County Health Department Healthy Communities, Healthy People Program will be holding a healthy cooking class for adults on Thursday, March 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm ET in Bristol at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Chef Tanner from Chartwells will be teaching us. Our menu is Piperade (a fish dish). To attend, please come by the Veteran’s Memorial Civic Center between 8 am and 5 pm to register and pay a $12 fee to help purchase food for the meal. Limited to the first eight people to register and pay by deadline of March 17.Adult healthy cooking class Mar. 18

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BY KRISTY TERRY Executive Director NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE! Visit www. calhounco.org Take a look at the new and improved Calhoun County Chamber website! We’re so proud of the new design, and look forward to making the site a resource for locals, as well as visitors! **Please review your business contact information here: http://calhounco.org/businesses.cfm. If you would like to update your contact information, add a website or email address, or your logo, please email changes or images to kristy@calhounco.org and we’ll get the listing updated.** RSVP TODAY – MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING Speaker: Mya Van Arsdale, American Cancer Society Tuesday, March 16th, 12 noon, Calhoun Co. Senior Center Please join us for our March Membership Meeting as we welcome Mya Van Arsdale with the American Cancer Society who will talk about the upcoming Relay for Life and how you and your business can get involved! In addition, we will announce upcoming Membership Enhancement Events set to take place in the coming months. The member meeting is Tuesday, March 16th from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Calhoun County Senior Center. Lunch will be served at a cost of $8.00 per person. Payment can be made at the door. Please RVSP no later than Friday, March 12 if you plan to attend and will be eating lunch. We need to provide the Center with an accurate lunch count to insure proper planning. Please call or email Kristy at 850/674-4519 or kristy@calhounco.org. MERLE NORMAN SALON & SPA OPENS NEW LOCATION Ribbon-Cutting and Official Grand Opening Set! Thursday, March 25th – Ribbon-Cutting at 1 p.m. If you missed the opening day at Merle Norman, no worries! Join the staff of Merle Norman Salon & Spa at their official Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of the new space located in the Harvey’s Shopping Plaza! Door prizes given hourly including CHI Flat Iron, full body massage, foil and haircut, $50.00 gift certificate & more! Great food, FREE cosmetic and hair products, Spring color collection on counter, face painting and balloons for the kids! Free gift wrapping with any purchase. FREE Yankee Candle sampler to the first 100 customers! Extended hours until 8 p.m. Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. For more information, call 850/674-9191. OUR CHAMBER IS GROWING! Chamber welcomes three new members! Arlena Falcon, BlueManta Technology Group, and Wake Up Muffins join Chamber Three new businesses recently joined the Chamber. Arlena Falcon, ARNP is a new individual member, and has showed her support through membership. BlueManta Technology Group is based out of Port St. Joe, but has clients in Calhoun County. Bluemanta provides a full suite of information technology services including research, advice, planning, engineering, integration, and support, all of which are focused on meeting the distinct technology needs of governments, healthcare organizations, and education providers. Their main contacts are Chuck Edwards and Brett Lowry. Get more information on BlueManta at www.bluemantagroup.com or call 850/229-2555. Wake Up Muffins is a new startup business in Calhoun County, operated by Stephanie Powell. Muffins can be ordered by phone or online for next day delivery. Muffin sizes range from bite-size to mega-muffins and there are six flavors to choose from including Blueberry Cream Cheese, Banana Nut Muffins, and Pumpkin Cream Cheese. Other options are also available by request. Visit www.wakeupmuffins.com for more information or to place an order online. Or, you can call Stephanie at 850/762-2324.The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, P P a a g g e e 4 4 • Invitations • Napkins • Accessories • Programs • Notes • Place Cards • Bookmarks • Gifts • Anniversary The County Record 20311 Central Ave. West Blountstown, FL 674-5041 CPAP CLINIC TUESD A Y, M A R C H 23  11-3 20349 C entral A ve. W, Blountstown, F L Did you know that 20 million men and women suffer from the long term effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea? If one or more of the symptoms can be answered YES, You will want to contact Your Doctor for a physical exam. You May Have Sleep Apnea If...  You are excessively tired during the day  You have been told you have disruptive snoring  You have been told you stop breathing during sleep  You wake up gasping from sleep  You ever wake up with a headache C l i n ic a r e Ho m e Me dic al Your local medical equipment provider will work with you and your Doctor to ensure optimal care through testing, documentation and sleep Therapy equipment. Please call for details and scheduling 850-670-5555 F ran k lin Coun t y 850-674-5555 Cal h oun Coun t y or 1-888-831-6754 Wake Up Muffins Good For You Muffins Made From Scratch 850-762-2324 www.wakeupmuffins.com Delivered To You Fresh Minimum Order Required Blueberry Cream • Bran 6-Grain • Morning Glory Banana Nut • Raisin Bran Pumpkin Cream Pumpkin Honey Hearty Fiber Great Low Calorie Snacks Order 24 Hours In Advance Breakfast, Snacks, Meetings Parties, Or for Just On the Go The Blountstown Fire Department (BFD) delivered a valuable piece of equipment Thursday night to the Scott's Ferry Volunteer Fire Department. A Fire Engine. In October of 2008, the BFD received a grant for a new fire engine to replace their aged 1984 GMC fire engine. Shortly after, they began working out the details to surplus and possibly donate the old fire engine to a department that needed it. They worked out the paperwork and, with the blessing of the Blountstown City Council, donated the old fire engine to Scott's Ferry VFD. "Engine 6 still has quite a bit of life left in it and will be a perfect fit for their department," says BFD Chief Ben Hall. "We saw that there was a need in Scotts Ferry and we're just glad we were able to meet it." The fire engine was delivered to the Scott's Ferry firefighters on Thursday night during their monthly meeting. During that time, BFD fire officers gave Scott's Ferry firefighters a quick training on the operation of the "new" engine. Members of both departments are pictured with the donated truck.Smokin' hot donation Chamber launches new website; membership meeting March 16 Main Street meeting Thursday at WisteriaBlountstown Main Street invites anyone interested in downtown revitalization to join them for their next meeting set for Thursday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at Wisteria Cafe. A membership drive is currently underway with the goal to have at least one representative from each business in the Main Street district participating. If you have a business located in the downtown area or if you’d simply like to get involved, please attend a meeting or email Kelli at news@thecountyrecord.net for details on how you can get involved. Main Street works on the four-point approach with a focus on design, promotions, organization, and economic restructuring. There are plenty of ways to get involved. Mark your calendars for April 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. when Main Street hosts Business After Hours at the new Merle Norman location next to Harvey’s. Stop by for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, drawings, and learn more about Main Street.

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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, P P a a g g e e 5 5 fpu florida public utilities The Diamond Corner Fine Jewelry • Gifts • Custom Framing • Jewelry Repairs • Bibles 20634 Central Ave. E, Blountstown, Fl 850-674-8801 Jewelry Repair Watches • Bracelets • Rings • Necklaces and More Dependable Service at Reasonable Prices New Location 20737 Central Ave. SE, Blountstown, FL Across From Wakulla Bank Plenty of Parking in Back of Restaurant Please Use Rear Entrance Hours: 5AM-Noon Monday-Saturday 674-1988 New Location Parking in Back BIRTHDAYSKARISMA MARSHAY DAVIS MARCH 8, 2010 You have grown from my little girl into a beautiful young lady and I love you. Your smile touches my heart. May God bless you and keep you safe and grant you many more birthdays. Happy "24th" birthday, we love you. Your FamilyHappy 6th Birthday! Melyna Avery Morales celebrated her 6th birthday on March 5th. Melyna is the daughter of Angie Bracewell of Blountstown and Hector Morales, Jr., also of Blountstown. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Paula Bracewell, and Maria Morales, all of Blountstown, and Hector Morales, Sr. of Brownsville, Texas. Melyna enjoys playing with all of her sisters, going to visit NeNaw and Pa, and being everybody's princess! Ella Mae Detweiler to be honored on 90th birthday Happy 90th birthday, March 13, Ella Mae Detweiler. We love and appreciate you. Thank you for your selfless sacrifices you gave for us. Love, Your FamilyThe family extends a cordial invitation to all friends for a drop-in-visit Saturday, March 13, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (CT) at the home of Ella Mae, Hwy. 20 W, 16264 Whipperwill Way, Blountstown. No gifts, please.A Serious Man , the latest film by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen ( Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Raising Arizona) , easily among the greatest filmmakers of our time, is really something quite special. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay), the film is the clever, bizarre, very darkly funny story of Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a Jewish physics professor in 1967 whose seemingly perfect suburban life is thrown into chaos. A failing student attempted to bribe him, his son is a stoner, his daughter steals from his wallet in an attempt to save up for a nosejob, and his loser of a brother lives on the couch, until Larry’s wife kicks the both of them out when she decides to divorce Larry and marry his best friend. This leads Larry to search for balance and understanding in the world, as he attempts to become what he considers to be a serious man (hence the title). A Serious Man is perhaps the brothers’ most well-written and mature film yet, and certainly their most personal. Loaded with elements of Judaism and the music of Jefferson Airplane (the events of the film take place in 1967), the movie asks important questions about family, religion, morality, and humanity and never quite provides any answers. Therein lies the fearlessness and immense genius of the Coens. In this day of remakes, sequels, and mindless blockbusters (all of which, don’t get me wrong, certainly have their place in cinema), A Serious Man dares to make the viewer think deeply, choosing to be a filet mignon for the brain, as opposed to all the mental popcorn churned out by the Hollywood system every year. Unlike most Coen films (the pair frequently cast George Clooney, John Goodman, and Frances McDormand, among others, in their movies), the cast is composed entirely of unknowns. This is to the great advantage of the movie, as it allows the viewer to actually believe that the characters are real. This is a signature element of the Coens’ films. Despite some strange, perhaps impossible situations, they have always written very interesting, believable characters, and Larry Gopnik is certainly one of their most complex, human characters. To fully understand the symbolism and subtleties of A Serious Man , one really needs to see it twice. Intricately layered, masterfully crafted, and always fun to watch, this is one of the absolute best Coen films; it fully deserves the honor of being nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. It’s seriously awesome. (Rated R, now available on DVD)MOVIEMOMENTby Matt McGraw B B i i r r t t h h d d a a y y d d e e a a d d l l i i n n e e M M o o n n d d a a y y N N o o o o n n ÔA Serious Man' E EM M A A I I L LY YO O U U R RN NE E W W S ST TO O: : n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t tD DE E A A D D L L I I N N E EM MO O N N D D A A Y YN NO O O O N N ÔSwiftwater' to perform at Mardi Gras in BristolSwiftwater will be performing at a Mardi Gras party to benefit Hospice on Saturday, March 13, at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Tickets for the event are $20 and the fun will begin at 5 P .M. central. Come in costume (optional), enjoy food, fun, and some great entertainment! Swiftwater encourages all their fans to come out and support all the wonderful and caring things that Hospice does in our area. Miss Blountstown and Calhoun Co. pageants setWANTED: Great representatives for Calhoun County and Blountstown! Each year, young ladies chosen to represent in the Miss Calhoun County and Miss Blountstown pageants spend countless hours not only appearing at area Chamber ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and parades, but they travel throughout Northwest Florida working for various organizations and representing our county. In years past, young ladies have volunteered at local nursing facilities, organized a Queens Clean Up day at local parks, organized food drives for hurricane/tornado victims, and bagged groceries at local supermarkets for charity, just to name a few. The Little Miss, Teen Miss and Miss queens from Blountstown and Calhoun County go on to represent our area at the Miss Northwest Florida Pageant in Panama City. Last year local girls did very well at this competition, with some placing in the Top 5! They also helped raise over $4,000 for Susan G. Komen and Breast Cancer Awareness. The Miss Northwest Florida pageant organization stresses age appropriate styling, and not just beauty on the outside, but within. The girls have to speak impromptu on stage in local pageants, and if they go on to regional competition, will go through two rounds of interviewing, stage competition, then another round of impromptu questioning. Each young lady representing Calhoun County and Blountstown with this organization must turn in a monthly progress report from their teacher stating they have maintained good behavior throughout the month. They are kept on a demerit system and once 10 demerits are received they may no longer represent our area. This year’s pageants are set for March 20th, with a signup deadline of Friday, March 12th. Attached is an information sheet and entry form. For more information, contact Jami Daniels, Miss Northwest Florida, Executive Director, at 334.300.1671 or jlynn4966@aol.com, or visit www.Missnorthwest florida.com. Covenant Hospice will host the 5th Annual Garden Gala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Agricultural Center, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, in Marianna. The Garden Gala Committee is currently seeking volunteers to help plan, prepare and present the event. Volunteers are needed for all areas of the event. The Garden Gala committee will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon Thursday, Mar. 18, at the Covenant Hospice branch, located at 4440 Lafayette St., Suite C and light refreshments will be provided. “The Garden Gala is our signature fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from the gala will help further the mission of Covenant Hospice in Calhoun, Jackson, Holmes and Washington County,” said Jennifer Griffin, Development Manager for Covenant Hospice. Covenant Hospice is a notfor-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive compassionate service to patients and their loved ones during times of life limiting illnesses, based on need, regardless of ability to pay. To volunteer for the Garden Gala committee or for more information, call Jennifer Griffin or Angela Jackson at 482-8520 or 209-0221 or via email Jennifer.griffin@covenanthospice.orgGarden Gala will benefit Covenant Hospice; meeting set for March 18

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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News Editor The Blountstown Lady Tigers lost two out of three on the diamond last week, putting their record at 6-4 overall and 1-4 in the district. The girls started the month of March with a trip to Panama City and fell to Bozeman, 11-1. Brittany Griffin took the loss on the mound. Ann Marie Silcox led at the plate with a double and an RBI. Griffin and Anna Kelley each had a single. “Everything we hit was straight at them,” says Coach Bubba Johnson. “We just played cold offensively and defensively. It was our worst performance of the year.” The Lady Tigers turned it around Thursday when they traveled to Eastpoint and brought home a 9-4 win over Franklin County. Griffin was the winning pitcher and also put the bat in motion, getting a double and two singles. Kelley added a triple and a single. Silcox, Montoya Garrett, and Amber Burch each had two singles. Brittany Brown added a double. Genny Starr and Lindsey Doyal chipped in a single each. Next up was South Walton at home on Friday. The Lady Tigers suffered an 8-1 loss. Griffin was on the mound, striking out seven, walking four, and allowing two runs. Offensively, the Lady Tigers were not on their game. “Costly errors at crucial times were our downfall,” Coach Johnson remarks. “Their pitcher struck out 16 of our batters. We didn’t perform at the plate. We may have been sluggish somewhat due to an away game on Thursday.” Griffin and Garrett were the offensive leaders with a double and single each. Kelley and Burch both had a single. In J.V. action, the girls improved to 7-2 with three straight wins. They defeated Bozeman, 14-4. Tiffany Abbott got her first win of the season on the mound. Kimberly Jenks led at the plate with two singles and five RBIs. Kassie Wood had two singles and four RBIs. The J.V. girls defeated Franklin County, 8-6. Courtney McFarland was the winning pitcher, improving her record to 52. Kaycee Yon led at the plate with two singles. Next up was South Walton and the J.V. girls defeated them, 12-9, with McFarland getting the win again on the mound. Jenks, Wood, Shayla Chason and Kelsey Bontrager all had singles. “Our kids were patient at the plate,” says Coach Johnson. “ There were many walks and we outpitched them.” The Lady Tigers travel to Bonifay Friday and host Cottondale Monday with both being district games. J.V. takes to the field at 4 p.m. both days with varsity following at 6.The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, P P a a g g e e 6 6 Can you help us identify these guys?Recognize any familiar faces?Jane Cayson Wolf recently shared this photo of the Blountstown baseball team, circa 1940. Her father, Wayman Cayson, is shown at bottom right and top right is his brother, Gerald "Bug" Cayson. She believes that Gene McClellan is third from left on the front row and W.L. Bailey is at top left. Anyone have names of the others?If you can help identify, email news@thecountyrecord.net or give us a call at 674-5041. The best time to fish is just a click away... www.thecountyrecord.net Good Luck! ...and Wear A Life Jacket! moon phases solunar tables river readings COUNTRY LUNCH SERVED DAILY, 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 2:30 P.M. Hwy. 20, Bristol  643-2264 RESTAURANT The DINE IN with tea & salad . . . . . . . . . . TO GO drink not included . . . . . . . . with salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7 99 $ 7 99 $ 8 99 + Tax + Tax + Tax 12” Chocolate Chip Cookie Plain $12.50  with nuts or decorated $15 WHOLE CAKES & PIES AVAILABLE Barrel racer Ashley Whitfield featured in national magazineBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News Editor Blountstown’s own Ashley Whitfield has been featured in the February issue of Barrel Horse News magazine. The 19-year-old daughter of Steve and Vicki Whitfield, Ashley has been in the barrel racing scene for years, competing since she was a child with the Panhandle Saddle Club. Over the past year, she decided to buy another horse on her own so she got a job, her first loan, and purchased an eight-yearold Gelding known as Purinas Copycat. She took Copycat with her to Jackson, Mississippi, for the NBHA Holiday Classic in December where they captured the 3D championship. “My friend, Wendy Temple, was trying to sell him for Gary Pounds when I decided I wanted to buy him,” Ashley told Barrel Horse News after her win. “Mr. Pounds was so great to wait until a 19-year-old like me could get a job so I could get a loan to buy the horse of my dreams. I’ll use some of the money I won here to pay on that loan.” In addition to a nice chunk of change, Ashley won a trophy saddle.After a challenging week, BHS girls to face Bonifay, Cottondale Altha's Sharlyn Smith competes in Chipola's Three-Point ShootoutRachel Ward of Poplar Springs High is the new Champion of Chipola College's High School Three-Point Shootout. Pictured from left, are finalists from the competition: Sharlyn Marie Smith of Altha, Chipola Appreciation Club President Bill Davis, Rachel Ward of Poplar Springs (champion), Autumn Speigner of Malone and Mychea Williams of Graceville.Apalachicola Riverkeeper annual membership meeting and board elections are set for Friday, March 19, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST at the City of Apalachicola Community Center, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola (almost under the bridge at Battery Park 10’ Hole). Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. A live auction will be held, along with board elections and the Riverkeeper Report. Guest speaker will be local novelist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and great lover of the Apalachicola River and Bay, Michael Lister. Board members standing for re-election are: Tom Adams (1999-2010), Joyce Estes (2007-2010), John Robert Middlemas (2000-2010), Nancy Miller (2005-2010), Chris Moran (2000-2010), and Chad Taylor (2000-2010). In addition, two Board seats are open – candidates include: Michael Lister and Jack Carbone. Nominations can also be made by contacting the Apalachicola Riverkeeper or from the floor.Riverkeeper membership meeting set for March 19 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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The Big Bend Baseball League of Florida will begin the 2010 baseball season March 13th and 14th with all games being hosted by the Washington County Bruins in Chipley, Florida. This Big Bend Kick-Off Classic will see the match-ups as follows: Chattahoochee Red Birds vs Liberty County Diamond Dawgs, Sat., 12:00 noon Gulf County Drive vs Calhoun County Horsemen, Sat., 3:00 p.m. Jackson County Jays vs Destin Dawgs Sun., 1:00 p.m. Bay County Brewers vs Washington County Bruins, Sun., 3:30 p.m. Remember, Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14, all roads lead to Chipley, Florida Chipley High School Field, for the Big Bend Baseball League Kick-Off Classic. Support your local team with your presence! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Leon County. The course will be in the second-floor conference room of the Farris Bryant Building, 620 S. Meridian St., Tallahassee. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 16, 18, 23, and 25. The range portion of the class will be on March 27. An adult must accompany children who are under age 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes. The state requires successful completion of a hunter safety course before anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, can purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter-safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafet y or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, P P a a g g e e 7 7 fairpoint ad 20454 NE Finlay Avenue  (850)674-2221 Ext. 100 We Accept Walk-Ins and Call-Ins When Possible Iqbal A. Faruqui, MD Board Certified Internal Medicine Arlena C. 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Cancer & Diabetes Screenings Call us today to get your appointment scheduled ACROSS FROM THE HOSPITAL Your PROM CENTRAL 100's of Gowns 50% Off 100's of Tuxedos $59.95 & Up 1,000's of Vest & Tie Colors Clarksville, FL Hwy 20 & County Rd 287 www.prowant.net 674-9685  674-PROM(7766) Over $7,000 in prizes in 2008 to $8,000 in Scholarships in 2009 PROM & PAGEANT Corin and Shon Peterson, students at Blountstown Middle School, received a special package last Tuesday from LSU Head Coach Les Miles. Corin and Shon are the children of Nedra Peterson and the former Dave Peterson of Blountstown. Dave Peterson played for the LSU Tigers in 20012003. He was a linebacker who was a member of the LSU Tigers’ 2003 BCS National Championship team. Dave was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on July 17, 2007. After reading an article on Dave Peterson, Mrs. Hassig’s wheel class at BMS decided to contact Coach Miles on Shon and Corin’s behalf. Coach Miles sent the boys LSU T-shirts, caps, helmet stickers and a personal message autographed by Coach Miles. This was a complete surprise for the boys and they would like to thank Mrs.Hassig and her class for thinking of them through the remembrance of their father.Peterson brothers get a Louisiana State surpriseThe Blountstown Baseball and Softball league would like to invite everyone to Sam Atkins Park for our opening day festivities for the 2010 season. This will take place on Saturday, March 13, at 11 AM CST. This will be an exciting day for the 240 baseball and softball players in the league. Teams will be introduced, the Blountstown Fire Department will present our Flag, the National Anthem will be sung and the “first pitch” will be thrown!! Our concession will be stocked, umpires will be ready to call and players will be ready to play. Come out and support our kids, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors and enjoy a great day at the park. We’ll see you there!Blountstown Dixie League opens season on SaturdayBig Bend BaseballLeague plans Classic this weekendThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and several partners are sponsoring a wildlife management workshop March 11 in Marianna at the Jackson County Agriculture Office Complex. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. The Agriculture Office Complex is on Highway 276 in the Marianna city limits. There’ll be presentations on such topics as managing small parcels of land for wildlife; common birds and their habitats in the Panhandle; learning the various species of snakes, frogs and spiders in Northwest Florida; using bat houses and bats; the value of oaks and acorns to wildlife; endangered plants in the Panhandle; longleaf pine forests and their history in the Southeast, and more. One session will deal with how landowners can tap into grants and costshare programs to help manage their lands better for wildlife. In addition to the FWC, other sponsors of the daylong workshop are the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Extension Service, Florida Division of Forestry and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Lunch will be provided free of charge, but advance registration is required. Call the IFAS Extension Office in Marianna at 850-482-9620 by March 8 to register. FWC offering free hunter safety class during MarchThe Calhoun/Liberty County Health Department’s Healthy Communities, Healthy People Program is hosting their Second Annual 5K Run/Walk/Jog and One Mile Fun Run on March 13 at Torreya State Park. Registration and shirt pick up will start at 8:00 a.m. EST and the race will begin at 9:00 a.m. EST. Entry fees for the 5K is $15.00 for adults and $5 for students and the Fun Run is $5. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. 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BY VICKI DAVIS District ABC Program LiaisonIn 2006, the Florida Legislature created a Business – Community (ABC) School Program to promote partnerships in education and to address shortage of space in overcrowded school systems. An ABC school is a public school that offers instruction to students in kindergarten through third grade levels or any single or multiple grade levels within this range at facilities provided by a local business. A qualified host business may submit a proposal agreeing to provide the appropriate types of space on their site for such a school, including the associated operating and upkeep expenses. Calhoun County School District will provide an educational program, including the appropriate instructional supports, administration and staff, teachers, textbooks, materials, supplies, and curriculum for the school. First priority for admission of students to an ABC school will be given to the children of the owners and employees of the business. If additional capacity remains after children of the owners and employees are admitted, the host business may designate other neighboring businesses whose owners or employees may also participate in order to generate a reasonable number of students for the school. To be considered, the ABC school must comply with the constitutional class size requirements and have enough students in attendance to support the educational program. Parents of the enrolled students would be responsible for providing transportation to and from the school for their children. Within an ABC school, parents have the opportunity to spend more time with their children during the commute together to school each day and some parents may choose to serve as volunteers in the classroom based on its proximity to their work area. If your business is interested in submitting a proposal for this program or in finding out more about this program, please contact Vicki Davis, District ABC Program Liaison, at 6748733, extension 22. Mathematics Olympics Blountstown High School was well represented at the 28th Annual TriState Math and Computer Science Olympiad held at Wallace Community College on February 26th. Students underwent a 40question written test and competed with students in the areas of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Mathematics, Computer Literacy, and Microcomputer Applications. Winners included (pictured above, from left) Cody Baldwin (5th in computer literacy), Morgan Welch 3rd in microcomputer applications), Dillon Shinberger (7th in computer literacy), Caitlyn Stewart (2nd in geometry), Stewart Herndon (7th in Algebra II), and Chris Byrne (5th in geometry). Teacher Feature by Jake Money Walk into Debra Perdue’s room at Blountstown High School and you can just smell the technology. Debra Perdue has been teaching Computing Technology for 11 years. Before that, she taught at the Middle and Adult Schools. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Technology from Florida A&M University. Mrs. Perdue says while she was working as BHS secretary, she realized that she liked working with teachers and students. The school had gotten their first computers, and she assisted some of the teachers and students in learning how to use them. That was the best feeling in the world to her; to see their excitement in learning something new. This inspired her to go back to college and pursue a degree in Business Technology. Soon after, she came back and became a teacher at Blountstown High School. In addition to her Business Education classes, Mrs. Perdue is a Sophomore Class sponsor and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) sponsor. She also serves as the Diversified Career Technology (DCT) teacher and is the Dual Enrollment teacher for a Computer Systems Technology Program that offers A+ Certification. Mrs. Perdue is married to James Perdue and they have three daughters; Kami, Alisha, and Harlea and one granddaughter Emmaleigh. Mrs. Perdue has many hobbies; listening to Contemporary Christian music, watching classic TV shows, and readingespecially when it comes to the Bible, her favorite book. “It is as applicable today as it was the day it was written.” When the business and hectic activities and responsibilities of being a teacher have died down a bit, Mrs. Perdue enjoys going on vacation. Her preferred “vacation location” is Europe, namely Germany. She likes going there with her family and exploring all the castles and cathedrals. A day at the beach with her granddaughter is also a favorite pastime and enjoyable treat. Knowing Mrs. Perdue, she can be strict at times, but it’s all out of love for her students. She cares for each one of us, and is willing to go the extra mile to help us learn what we need to know to make it in the world of business and technology. Calendar of Events Wednesday, March 10th, FCAT Math Thursday, March 11th, FCAT Science; Trackat Bozeman @ 3:00; Weightlifting at Wakulla @ 2:00 Friday, March 12th, Softball, Away at Bonifay @ 4:00/6:00; Baseball, Away at Graceville @ 6:30 Monday, March 15th, Softball, Home against Cottondale @ 4:00/6:00 Tuesday, March 16th, Baseball, Away at Malone @ 4:00/6:00; End of 3rd 9 weeks Wednesday, March 17th, Track – at Liberty County @ 1:00The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 8 BlountstownHigh School NewsBlountstown High School was well represented at the Tri-State Math and Computer Science Olympiad held at Wallace Community College. Businesses can provide facilities for ABC Schools in Calhoun Co. Students place at Math Olympics; Debra Perdue is featured teacherMrs. Debra Perdue Local students participate in Gulf Coast Electric Youth TourGulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently sponsored a trip to Tallahassee for local high school juniors. The trip was part of the Rural Electric Youth Tour Program that rural electric cooperatives across the nation participate in. Each year, the Cooperative sponsors the program for eleventhgraders whose parents or guardians are members of GCEC. A panel of three judges from the electric cooperative industry interviews participants, and two winners are chosen to travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June, where they join other eleventh-grade students from all over the United States to tour our nation’s capital. Aliya Chaudhry and Lacee Rudd won the Youth Tour competition, held in February, and will represent the Cooperative during the Washington tour in June. However, every student nominated by a local civic organization or high school to participate in the program is invited to travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to Tallahassee, where they join approximately 100 other high school juniors representing electric cooperatives all over Florida. Students representing the Cooperative in Tallahassee included: Andrew Bidwell, representing the Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire Department; Jay Bryan, representing the Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department; Aliya Chaudhry, representing Wewahitchka High School; Elizabeth Gratz, representing the Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire Department; Jordan Heath, representing the Wewahitchka Woman’s Club; Randy Hightower, Jr., representing the Dalkeith Volunteer Fire Department; Jessica Jamerson, representing Wewahitchka Search and Rescue; Luke Linton, representing the Sand Hills Volunteer Fire Department; Karen Morgan, representing the Kinard Volunteer Fire Department; Samantha Nicodemus, representing the Overstreet Volunteer Fire Department; Eleni Patronis, representing A. Crawford Mosley High School; Arianna N. Paul, representing the Wewahitchka Ambulance Service; Lacee Rudd, representing Deane Bozeman School; Levi S. Strickland, representing Port St. Joe High School; and Jacob Taylor, representing the Wetappo Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Gulf Coast Electric employees Chris Davis, Kristin Douglas, Becky Kent, and Keith Pridgeon served as chaperones for the trip. While in Tallahassee, the students toured the Governor’s Mansion. They also visited the Challenger Learning Center, where they saw an electromagnetic classroom demonstration and the IMAX movie Forces of Nature. They attended a dance, witnessed an actual Supreme Court session and concluded the trip with a mock session in the House chambers, where they also heard speeches by Representatives Marti Coley, Brad Drake and Jimmy Patronis. “The Youth Tour program is a great opportunity for us to reward local students for being outstanding leaders in their communities,” Douglas said. The Rural Electric Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1957 when co-ops sent students to Washington, D. C. to work during the summer. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit our nation’s capital and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy® national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. GCEC serves approximately 20,500 consumers in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Lynn Haven, Fountain and Southport. Pictured at the Capitol, front row, from left, are: Aliya Chaudhry; Jordan Heath; Jacob Taylor; Randy Hightower, Jr.; Eleni Patronis; Jay Bryan; Lacee Rudd; Karen Morgan and Elizabeth Gratz. Back row, from left: Levi Strickland, Luke Linton, Andrew Bidwell, Jessica Jamerson and Samantha Nicodemus.Voluntary Pre-K certificates of eligibility (COE’s) will be issued on March 16 for the 2010-11 school year. Registration for a VPK certificate will take place at the Early Learning Coalition Office located inside the Blountstown Public Library from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on March 16, 2010. VPK certificates of eligibility will be issued on a first come, first serve basis by the Early Learning Coalition. Your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2010 in order to be eligible for VPK services during the 2010-11 school year. Please bring the following information with you to register your child for VPK at the Early Learning Coalition Office: • Your child’s birth certificate • Your child’s social security card • Your photo ID • Your proof of physical address (verification is needed that you are a Florida resident) The fall 2010 VPK Program will be offered at Altha Public School, Blountstown Elementary School, and Carr School. Each school has a limited number of slots. Once you have been issued a VPK certificate for your child, TAKE THE VPK CERTIFICATE TO THE SCHOOL OF YOUR CHOICE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S NAME PLACED ON THE VPK LIST. This process is first come, first serve. Again, there are limited VPK slots at each school site in Calhoun County. You will be notified at a later date if your child will be able to attend based on the number of slots allotted for each school site. If you are unable to attend the registration date on March 16, 2010, the Early Learning Coalition will also be issuing VPK certificates on Mondays and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. after the March 16th date. Voluntary Pre-K registration for the summer 2010 session is being conducted now at the Early Learning Coalition Office located inside the Blountstown Public Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. To attend the summer 2010 VPK session, your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2009 and has not already participated in a school year VPK program. The summer 2010 VPK program will be offered at Blountstown Elementary School. Transportation will not be provided for summer VPK. Please bring the same items listed above to registration. Once you are issued the VPK certificate of eligibility, take the certificate to Blountstown Elementary School to ensure your child has a spot for the 2010 summer VPK program. For more, call the Early Learning Coalition Office at 674-9488 or the Special Programs Office with the Calhoun County School Board at 674-8734, ext. 227, 228, or 229.Voluntary Pre-K registration dates set for summer and fallEmerald Coast Hospice will be offering a camp for children this summer. Camp Brave Heart is designed for children, ages 7-14, who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Regardless of the type of loss or the reason for the loss, all children throughout the area are invited to apply to attend Camp Brave Heart. A prior affiliation with Emerald Coast Hospice is not required. Camp Brave Heart is run by clinical experts who understand the healing process and who genuinely care about the children that are left behind. While the emphasis is on healing, there is play time as well. The children will participate in indoor and outdoor activities such as arts and crafts, field games, and swimming. Children will also have the opportunity to honor the people they have lost with a very special memorial service. The camp will be held at Camp Timpoochee located in Niceville, Fl. The dates for the camp are July 16th19th. Volunteer applications to assist with Camp Brave Heart are being accepted. For more information or to receive an application for a child to attend or to volunteer simply call Gino Mayo or Sherri Stone at 850-5263577 or go to www.gentiva.com/hospice. "Camp Brave Heart" offered by Hospice in July for children who have suffered lossCHIPOLA BUSINESS STUDENTS LEAD FINANCIAL WORKSHOP ÑThe Chipola College SIFE Team (Students in Free Enterprise) recently presented a financial workshop for the staff of the Jackson County Health Department. The session was lead by Dr. Jim Goodpasture, assistant professor of business and business student Paige White. Content included budgeting and paying down debt. Over 90 employees from the Jackson County Health Department attended the session. Pictured from left, are: student Jerry Baker, Dr. Jim Goodpasture, Health Department Administrator William Long, student Paige White and student Devon Beachum.

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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 9 Altha School NewsAltha holds an "A" school party; quilt raffle for Project Graduation Chorus News by Tammy Shivers The Altha High School Chorus will have their Spring Concert on Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Altha United Methodist Church. There will be refreshments afterwards. Calendar TuesdayFriday, March 9th19th FCAT Thursday, March 11th, Middle School Softball at Tolar, 3 pm; Boys’ Weightlifting at Wakulla, 2 pm; Varsity Baseball at FAMU, 3:30 pm; Varsity Softball vs. Franklin County, 5 pm Friday, March 12th, FCA Breakfast at Altha United Methodist Church, 7 am; Middle School Baseball and Softball vs. Port St. Joe, 3 pm; Varsity Softball vs. Bay High 6 pm Saturday, March 13th, Varsity Softball vs. Cottondale, 1 pm Sunday, March 14th, Daylight Saving Time Begins (Clocks Forward) Tuesday, March 16th, End of the 3rd 9 weeks; FCAT 5th Grade Science Wednesday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day; Varsity Baseball vs. Coosa Valley Academy, 1 pm; FCAT 5th Grade Science Thursday, March 18th, Big Bend Meet Boy’s Weightlifting at Godby, 2 pm; Varsity Baseball at RF Munroe, 5 pm Friday, March 19th, FCA Breakfast at Altha First Baptist Church, 7 am; Varsity Softball vs. FAMU, 4:30 pm; Varsity Baseball vs. Cottondale, 6 pm Saturday, March 20th, Varsity Softball Tournament Altha Area Recreational Park 10 am – Altha vs Arnold; Munroe vs PSJ 12 noonMunroe vs Arnold; Altha vs PSJ 2 pm Alumni GameFlorida Public Utilities helped Altha students and faculty as they posed in "A" formation to celebrate being an "A" school. FCAT is Here! By Kristi Yoder 5th Grade Reporter FCAT begins this week. The B.E.S. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have been getting ready and working very hard for the upcoming tests. Reading and Math FCAT will be on March 9th, 10th, and 11th, for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Fifth graders have FCAT Science on the 16th and 17th of March. Good Luck! Paperball Fight! By Rachel Nandho Fifth Grade Reporter Fifth grade has worked very hard this year preparing for FCAT. As a reward for our hard efforts we celebrated with a paper ball fight. After completing our Fast Track to FCAT workbook, we ripped up our books, just as we plan to “rip” through FCAT! Congratulations for all the HARD work and Good Luck! Awesome Lunchroom Lady By Caroline Howell 5th Grade Reporter Mrs. Margaret Hall, the awesome lunchroom lady at B.E.S., was interviewed about her job. She loves her job and the favorite thing about her job is seeing the kids coming by to see what they are having for lunch. She took her job for the challenging part and because she is busy and doesn’t get bored. Since Mrs. Hall took the lunchroom lady job, we know that everyday we will have something good to eat. Mrs. Hall loves challenging events and being a lunch lady sure is one! Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Madison Peacock 5th Grade Reporter On March 2, (Dr. Seuss’ Birthday), Mrs. Pate, a library aid at B.E.S., dressed up like The Cat in the Hat to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It was Mrs. Pate, Mrs. Reid, and Mrs. States’ idea. Mrs. Pate also read Green Eggs and Ham to the first graders and they really enjoyed it. Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Sherri Shuler, also dressed up as The Cat in the Hat. She read Dr. Seuss stories to the kindergarteners. Mrs. Guilford – Teacher of the Year By Braicee Dietz 5th Grade Reporter Mrs. Wendy Guilford was honored to be Calhoun County School District’s teacher of the year. Her 5th grade students love her very much. Mrs. Guilford is very loving and caring to her students. She may be a silly teacher and very fun, but she’s a really good teacher and she deserved teacher of the year. Mrs. Wendy Guilford said, “I believe the most rewarding thing about teaching is relationships I have been able to form with my students. I also love to witness a child understanding a concept for the first time. It is awesome to see their eyes light up and see the smiles across their faces when they learn something new.” Mrs. Guilford is a friend, as well as a great teacher. BlountstownElementary School News BHS celebrates Dr. Seuss; FCAT reward party heldMrs. Pate reads "Green Eggs and Ham" to the students as they celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Daniel Ryals joins his classmates for a good old fashioned paperball fight!Mrs. Margaret Hall There was plenty to celebrate at Altha School last week where students and faculty held a party in honor of being named an "A" school. Former Principal Ronnie Hand got a lift to the school via helicopter thanks to School Resource Officer Randy McCroan and the Sheriff's Office helicopter. Seniors Rebekah Wiltse, Kayla Hires, Ashley Simco, Kourtney Grice, and Chelsea DeBerry show off the handmade quilt they are raffling off for project graduation. Mrs. Beulah Headings, Rebekah's "Me-maw" and master quilter designed and made the quilt. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and can be purchased from any senior parent or contact Mary Frank Brooks at 762-3121. The drawing is April 20. Meet the February Kids of CharacterPrincipal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha School's Kids of Character for the month of February demonstrating the character trait of Forgiveness. They are (front row, from left) Breanna Clemons, Stephanie Vaughn, Brooke Rackley, Jayce McLendon, (second row) Chase Fielder, Baileigh O'Neal, Kelly Ballard, Jessica Moore (third row) J.D. Wise, Coy Cook, Joshua Bramblett, Ashley Lytle, and Nolan Bean. w w w w w w . . t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t tThirteen-year-old singer songwriter Becca Levy has a plan. And so far it seems to be working out…Bigtime! The Washington, DC native has just entered her teens a few short months ago. But even at her young age Becca is all too aware of the dangers associated with drunk driving teenagers. “I became aware of some sobering statistics” said Levy. “I decided that this was an area that I wanted to try to make a difference in. People are dying at an alarming rate because they drive after drinking. Its just stupid and it is 100% avoidable” With a mindset and a resolve that seldom come at such a young age Becca turned to the best way she knows how to make a statement: her music. “I have been lucky enough to be named National Spokesperson for the Stop Drunk Driving Now Kid’s Saving Kid’s CD campaign. The campaign marks the first time that talented young musicians from across America will work together to use their music to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence. Says Levy “The response from America’s young musicians has been just great. We have received music from across the nation. Fourteen-year-old Sugarland Texas resident Sean Hardin was recently selected to represent the Houston area. Says Hardin “I’m excited to be a part of this campaign to save other kids lives with my music” A total of 30 artists from across the country will appear on a digitally distributed CD, and the music of these talented young people will be available for free downloading by anyone in America. When people visit the page to hear the music, they will see a host of messages—designed by high school and college students—about the brutal costs of drunk driving and prevention messages. "This is another weapon in our drunk driving prevention arsenal," said Ronald Bellanti, president of Boston-based Illumina Records and the founder of the Kids Saving Kids program."The earlier we start kids thinking about not getting behind the wheel drunk, the better." And that is exactly what the Kids Saving Kids Campaign will do. The artists that appear on the CD will all be under the age of 18. That means that the music will not only be created by young artists but geared to young listeners— the very people we need to start soaking in these messages "I am very excited to join forces with Blountstown’s many talented young performers. This is a great way for kids from across America to work together and save lives. To be able to achieve that through our music is amazing," said Levy. The uniqueness of this opportunity is not lost on the artists. "What better way to use my music than to save other kids' lives? Drunk driving affects everyone regardless of his or her age. I hope you will join me in this fight. Together we can all make a difference," Becca said. To submit your music for consideration you must submit a MP3 or a WAV file of one of your songs. Also include your age, hometown, and your parents’ contact information. You must be 18 years old or younger and must have at least one recorded original song to submit. You can submit your music at: ksksubmit@stopddnow.co m You can learn more about Becca Levy and hear her music at www.beccalevy.com You can see more on the Kids Saving Kids requirements at www.myspace.com/ksk01 ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS: YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE RECORDED ORIGINAL SONG TO SUBMIT Blountstown singers, musicians sought for stop drunk driving CD G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ? E E m m a a i i l l u u s s ! !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t t

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JOYCE GWENDOLYN FAIRCHILD Mrs. Joyce Gwendolyn Fairchild, 78, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, in Bristol, Florida. The service will be at 4:00 P.M. EST today, March 10, 2010, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bristol, with burial at Mitchum Cemetery. Joyce was a native of the Chaires Community in Leon County but was a lifelong resident of Liberty County. She was a educator for over 42 years in the Liberty County school system and had taught in every school in the district. She graduated from Florida State University in 1955 and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Eben Fairchild of Bristol; a son John David Rowan of Bristol; two daughter, Jana Hill and husband, Robert of Bristol and Johnette Wahlquist and husband, Michael of Bristol; her grandchildren, Page Wahlquist, Ashley Crowley, Rachel Rowan, Kaylynn Richardson and Clint Hill; a special family member, Raymond Bousquet; and a loving caregiver, Jimmie L. Davis. She was preceded in death by her father, James L. Wood, and mother, Mattie O. Evans, and her two brothers Dewey T. Wood and Larry W. Wood. Bevis Funeral Home and Crematory in Bristol, FL was in charge of the funeral arrangements. 850-643-3636. ORA DELL TAYLOR GURKA Ora Dell Taylor Gurka, 92, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010, in Blountstown. She was a retired homemaker and bookkeeper. She was a member of Gateway Baptist Church and was a very active member of her community. She was a fifty year member of the Blountstown Order of Eastern Star #179, a member of AARP , and Blountstown First Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Union. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Edgar Holley and Lilly Mozelle Wingate Holley; her husband, Henry E. Gurka, and a brother, Henry Holley. She is survived by three sons, James N. Taylor and his wife, Barbara of Plano, Texas, Joseph C. Taylor and his wife, Joyce, of Lillian, Alabama, and Paul E. Gurka and his wife, Zelda, of Tallahassee, Florida; a sister, Lillie Joe Caraway, of Marianna, Florida; nine grandchildren, Erin Taylor of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mark Taylor and his wife, Tina of Grapevine, Texas, Terrie Taylor Wessell and her husband, Mark, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Joseph E. Taylor and his wife, Rebecca, of Pensacola; Christine Halperine and her husband, David, of Solon, Ohio, Michelle Taylor Hamilton and her husband, Jim, of Pensacola, Jeffery Taylor of Pensacola, Anthony Gurka of Marianna and Catherine Gurka of Crawfordville, Florida; nine great-grandchildren; and three greatgreat grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 11, in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Roger King officiating. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, at Adams Funeral Home. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com). MARY P. RUGER Mary P . Ruger, 82, of Altha, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, in Altha. Mrs. Ruger was born in Port St. Joe, Florida, and had lived in Calhoun County for the past two years. She was a retired nursing assistant and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blountstown. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Behr, of Waldo, Wisconsin, and a brother, J. B. Porter, of Blountstown. Funeral services will be in Doniphan, Missouri, at a later date. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements (ph. 674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com). GRACE E. STITELER Grace E. Stiteler, 101, of Clarksville, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010, in Blountstown. She was a retired teacher and a member of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville. She was an inspiration to all she met. She is survived by two sons, Ron Stiteler of Clarksville and Kurtz Stiteler of Lewisburg, Tennessee; a daughter, Gloria Sheaffer, of Melrose, Florida; eight grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren. No services are planned. Memorialization is by cremation. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com).The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 O O B B I I T T U U A A R R I I E E S S Church DirectoryFor Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 For Information on Placing Your Church in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041 Meaningful Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 AM Exciting Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Bible Study & Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 PM Pastor David Throckmorton Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20 and Main Street in BlountstownFirst Baptist Church Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ Blountstown First Assembly of God Churc h Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...5:00 PM Wednesday Service...7:00 PM Pastor, Shelton Kindig Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street Blountstown, FL 850-674-4331 St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR 850-674-8716 "We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults" Sunday School 9:30 AM • Morning Worship 11:00 AM Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM Blountstown United Methodist Church Located on Hwy 20 directly across from Sub-Way & McDonalds Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM Sunday School...9:45 AM Sunday Worship...11:00 AM Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btownumc@yahoo.com Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...6:00 PM Wednesday Service...6:00 PM 19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424 Ron Burger, Pastor 850-674-5194 www.christianhomefreewillbaptistchurch.org email: chfwbc@aol.com Come Be Our Guest! First Church of the Nazarene 850-866-4036 850-674-8169 17826 NE Crozier St. • Blountstown, FL 32424 Sr. Pastor: Dr. Ernie Gray Pastorerniegray@juno.com Schedule of Services • M or n i ng W orshi p 9:00 a.m. • Su n d ay School 10:15 a.m. • W ed . B i b le S t ud y 6:00 p.m. Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB on PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD F AMIL Y DENTISTR Y 12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEP HO NE : (850)643-5417 Parthenon of Blountstown Team Player of the Month Congratulations! Della Byrd Parthenon H ealth c are of Blountstown named D ella Byr d as F e b ruary Team Player of the Month . Since December 1993, Byrd has worked in Laundry. She is responsible for performing the day-to-day activities of the Laundry Department and ensuring that an adequate supply of linen is on hand at all times to meet the needs of the residents. When asked how her work experience has been, Byrd said, “It’s been fun.” ADAMS FUNER A L HO M E 674-5449 643-5410 www.adamsfh.com A Thought to Remember Tim Adams Funeral Director Funerals are a perfectly planned celebration of life, a reflection of the individual„the lives they touched, the way they spent their time, and even the music they loved. That is why planning ahead is so important. We live in a planningŽ society. Think about the time and effort that goes into planning major events in our life„ graduations, weddings, the birth of a child, retirement. Even the amount of planning that goes into our day-to-day activities. Think about the importance of making funeral arrangements. We can address any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to help you. Heating & Air ConditioningFL LIC. # CMC1249570(850) 674-4777Whaley Marcus Whaley, Jim Whaley, Chris Hatton & Jeffrey Tipton We would like to welcome our new Service Manager, to the Whaley Heating & Air Team!Whaley M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l T T r r i i b b u u t t e eThought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in His keeping, ...I have you in my heart... love you always your family March 13, 1938-July 5, 2006. She was the world's greatest mom. -Janet EllisPreach Tournament speakers announcedApostle Geraldine B. Sheard and the Prayer Chainers Mission of God is proud to announce the speakers for the Preach Tournament on March 12th &13th at the Prayer Chainers Church. On Friday night, March 12, at 6:30, the speakers will be Pastor Charlie Dykes of Sneads, Elder Lavoris Williams, Elder Jeff Brown, Minister Marco Warters and Bro. Byran Johnson of Tallahassee. On Saturday, March 13th at 12:00 noon, the speakers will Prophet Billy White and Elder Kenneth Baker of Marianna. At 6:30 p.m. the speakers will be Minister Gene Marcell Tranqill of Cottondale and high pointers from Friday night and Saturday noon. Come out and hear the men of God preaching from the depth of their soul hoping that the word of God will fall on good ground. Contact Apostle G.B. Sheard at 674-8683 and Evangelist Peterson at 674-3449.ÔNettle Ridge' celebrating 116 yearsChristian Home Church located on Highway 69 North, commonly called "Nettle Ridge" is continuing to celebrate their 116 years of faithful service to the Lord's work. Sunday, March 14th, will be Christian Home Sweetheart Sunday with a special service beginning at the 11:00 a.m. morning worship service. Pastor Bro. Ron Burger and his congregation gives everyone a special invitation. For more information, call 674-5194 or 674-4368.St. Paul AME choirs selling dinnersSt. Paul A.M.E. Jr. & Sr. Choir will be selling dinners this Saturday, March 13th. Dinners will be $6.00 a plate. Deliveries will be available to facilities. Contact Amanda Dawson, 674-5985, Vanessa Dawson, Althea McDougald, Katrina Hatchett, 674-3786, Karen Engram, or Glenda Grant for orders. Church News Retirement cont'd amount of money I’m going to get out of this it will probably take four or five years out of my life. It’s not about the money. It’s about where we want to be 10 years from now.” O’Bryan says Wood is still preparing for the post, noting that being the county administrator for Calhoun County is different than in other communities. “He’s learning, he’s smart, he’s energetic and has a good work ethic. But he’s a work in progress. Joe has been assistant county administrator about six months now...I can’t possibly teach him in six months and he can’t possibly learn in six months what took me 19 years to learn. He’s in a learning stage and he’s a student of the game.” Clerk Attaway is one official who wants O’Bryan to stay. “There are people working for this county who are overpaid, but he is not one of them,” she says, adding that she attributes around $20 million in funding for Calhoun County over the past decade to O’Bryan’s efforts. As for whether someone else could accomplish the same, she replies, “I think they will with time.” Next week, in the second part of this series, we’ll look at what other counties are doing to put an end to this practice and discuss changes in the loophole. T T h h e e C C o o u u n n t t y y R R e e c c o o r r d dDeadline for News & Ads Monday at Noon

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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposal to allow a Special Exception for a Small Arms Range / Training Facility in the Agriculture Land Use Area. A Special Exception Conditional Use is a use that would not be appropriate generally or without restriction, but which, if controlled as to number, area, location, or relation to the surrounding uses, would promote, the public health, safety, welfare appearance and compatibility of the community. The Agriculture Land Use Category allows 1 residential unit per 10 acres and limited non-residential uses including nature based recreational uses. The proposed Conditional Use would be located on approximately an 70 acre site, at 17668 Flatwoods Rd. Altha FL 32421, in Section 25, Township 2 North Range 9 West. The Calhoun County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Conditional Use on TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010, at 4:00 P.M., to consider recommendations to the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners regarding the proposed development. The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider approval of the development on TUESDAY, , MARCH 16, 2010, at 5:00 P.M. in the Commission Meeting Room of the County Courthouse. A copy of the development application may be inspected by the public at the Office of the Calhoun County Clerk of Court. Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of these proceedings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. March 3, 10, 2010 Map of Area Site MICHAEL ADKINS NOTICE FOR BID THE CALHOUN LIBERTY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS ON THE FOLLOWING: 2005 16Â’ ScandyWhite Aluminum Boat, AMW Trailer, 2005 60 HP Mercury Motor, Trolling Motor and Depth Finder. May be seen at Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union, Blountstown Branch. THE CREDIT UNION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS Last day to submit bis is March 19, 2010.Legal NoticeN O T I C E O F D I S P O S A L M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will dispose of contents of the following unit on FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.if not paid in full and emptied out.The unit is believed to contain household and/or personal property. TERESA VAUGHN, UNIT #21 SOUTHLegal NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.2010-002 PR In Re:Estate Of: JAMES ALLEN CAIN, Deceased. A M E N D E D N O T I C E T O C R E D I T O R S The administration of the Estate of James Allen Cain, deceased, whose date of death was September 2, 2009, and whose Social Security Number is 337-522226, is pending in the Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of which is 20859 S.E.Central Avenue, Blountstown, Florida 32424.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂ’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate on whom a copy of this amended notice has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂ’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this amended notice is March 10, 2010. Personal Representative: GWENDOLYN CAIN 10668 S.W.CAIN FORTNER ROAD KINARD, FLORIDA 32449 Attorney for Personal Representative: s/ H.Matthew Fuqua Florida Bar No:0451101 BONDURANT AND FUQUA, P.A. 4450 Lafayette Street Post Office Box 1508 Marianna, Florida 32447 (850) 526-2263Legal NoticeP U B L I C A U C T I O N PaulÂ’s Wrecker Service will hold a public auction on March 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (C.T.). 2001 Hyundai Tiburon Vin# KMHJG25F41U246175 Black in Color Auction will be held at PaulÂ’s Wrecker Service, 19844 S.W.South Street, Suite A, Blountstown, Florida. PaulÂ’s Wrecker Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids.PH:850-674TOWS (8697)Legal NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY Case #:2008-CA-000316 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Saxton Asset Securities Trust 2007-2, Plaintiff, -vsWalter J.Newton and Gay W.Newton, His Wife;GE Money Bank, Successor in Interest to Monogram Credit Card Bank of GA.; Defendants. N O T I C E O F S A L E NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2010, entered in Civil Case No.2008-CA-000316 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Calhoun County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Saxton Asset Securities Trust 2007-2, Plaintiff and Walter J.Newton and Gay W.Newton, are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE AT 20859 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida 32424 at 11:00 A.M.CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on May 27, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF CALHOUN AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN DEED BOOK 124, AT PAGE 260, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF S28, T1N, R8W, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT THE POINT WHERE THE WEST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF CHURCH STREET INTERSECTS THE SOUGHT-RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF LAMBERT STREET AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREE 30 MINUTES, WEST 95.95 FEET, ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF CHURCH STREET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES WEST 112.5 FEET;THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST 97.03 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAMBERT STREET 112.5 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE N THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, FL 32424 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAY S OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE:IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:1-800-955-8771;IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:1-800955-8770. DATED at BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida this 26th day of February, 2010. RUTH W.ATTAWAY Circuit and County CourtsLegal NoticeN O T I C E O F D I S P O S A L M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will dispose of contents of the following unit on FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.if not paid in full and emptied out.The unit is believed to contain household and/or personal property. Rebecca Harold, Units 13 & 14 North The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the month of March from Sunrise to Sunset in Calhoun County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment. In addition, attention will be directed to drivers violating the driver license laws of Florida. The Patrol has found these checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing the equipment and driver license laws of Florida ensuring the protection of all motorists. Members in the Panama City district/sub-district of Troop A are hereby authorized to conduct driver license/vehicle inspection of checkpoints during all daylight hours at the following locations: CR-69 near Institution Dr. CR-286 near Coe Road SR-71 near John Bailey Road SR-71 near CR-275 SR-69 near CR-274 11th street near Old Sawmill Road CR-274 near Chipola River SR-73 near CR-392 SR-71 near J.P . Peacock Road SR-73 north of CR-392 SR-71 near CR-274 SR-71 near Trailer City SR-71 near Chipola St. CR-274 near CR-167 SR-73 near CR-287 SR 20 near Juniper Creek SR-20 near CR-1 CR-167 near Walter Potts Road All personnel participating in the checkpoints will be responsible for following the procedures outlining in Chapter 17.07 of Florida Highway Patrol Policy manual regarding driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints.Florida Highway Patrol conducting license checksThe Chipola Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will meet Monday, March 15, at 11 a.m. for a Dutch treat luncheon at Jim's Buffet & Grill. A genaeology program will be presented by member Mary Ann Flowers. Please contact Regent Ellen Wright at footprints @phonl.com or 482-7685 for information.Chipola NSDAR will meet Monday at Jim's Buffet J.K. and Nancy Newsome of Bite My Butt Barbecue from Kinard serve up samples of their championship winning dish at the River Valley Marketplace. The downtown farmers market is open the first Saturday morning of every month from March through September in the greenspace next to Wakulla Bank in downtown Blountstown.Blountstown Main Street is proud to sponsor the downtown farmers market featuring fresh produce, home baked items, handmade crafts, and original artwork, along with live entertainment. The River Valley Marketplace is open the first Saturday of every month, March through November, from 8 a.m. to noon in the greenspace next to Wakulla Bank. The next market date is Saturday, April 3. Previously, the market was open the first Saturday of every month, but Main Street members recently voted after the suggestion by vendors to open only the first Saturday during the months of March through November as is common practice for other markets in the region (due to cold weather). In addition, if itÂ’s raining, the market will be closed. Booth spaces are free, but all items sold must be handmade, homemade, or fresh grown. Vendors should bring their own setups such as tables and tents. There are limited spaces for truck sales. Main Street members would like to create a cohesive look at the market, so if you choose to have a tent at your booth, please make it white or tan (cover it with a sheet if you have a different color tent). Contact Kelli at 6741004 to reserve your FREE space!Downtown farmers market to open again Saturday, April 3 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!The Panhandle Job Fair Foundation will host the Spring Panhandle Job Fair April 15, 2010, at Northwest Florida Fairgrounds, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. The job fair will start at 10:00 AM and run until 3:00 PM. This job fair is completely free to the public. Seminars will also be offered on Federal Job Applications, Resume Writing, Interviewing Techniques, and Job Search Strategies. Complete information is available at http://www.panhandlejobfair.com/. Employers will have access to highly motivated military members from the five Air Force and Naval installations in the area in addition to military veterans and civilian jobseekers. This is an opportunity for companies to recruit some of the most highly qualified, degreed, and technically skilled, professional personnel in the Southeast Region. Employers may register at http://www.panhandlejobfair.com/ or by emailing panhandlejobfair@cox.net. Registration proceeds from employers will benefit Take Stock in Children. Employers invited to participate in Panhandle Job Fair April 15 G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ? E E m m a a i i l l u u s s ! !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t t

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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 12 W WI I L L L L I I E E" " P PE E T T E E" " H HA A L L L LU.S. Army Served in Korean War E EM M M M A A N N U U E E L LL L . . H HI I R R E E S SU.S. Navy Served from 1963 to 1967A TRIBUTETOOURSOLDIERSSaluting Those Who Served Our CountryThe County Recordis paying tribute to the men and women who have served our great country in the military. If you or someone you know is a veteran living in Calhoun County (or a veteran from the community who has passed away), please email the photo and details to news@thecountyrecord.net or drop it off at our office on Central Avenue West next to Badcock & More. We are also receiving veteran photos from the Supervisor of Elections Office that are posted on their Facebook page. C CH H A A R R L L E E S SE E . . Y YO O N NU.S. Army 1945 to 1946 World War II M M i i l l i i t t a a r r y y N N e e w w s s Captain Anthony Falcon serving on missile defense mission in Bahrain Captain Anthony Falcon, the son of Arlena Falcon of Blountstown, has been named Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, part of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. A 1999 graduate of Blountstown High School, Anthony earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science engineering and information systems from West Point in 2003 and a Masters degree in 2007 from the University of Texas. Anthony is stationed in Bahrain and is currently on a missile defense mission monitoring air space over Iran and Iraq. Email Military News to news@thecountyrecord.netThe Bass, Boyette, Blizzard, Dudley, Brazzell, Durden, Edenfield, Jeter and Pitts Family Reunion will be held Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Ridge Community Center behind City Hall. Please bring a covered dish and your choice of drink. An $8 contribution is being asked to help with the rental of the facility and the supplies. For more information, contact Christy Cook, (850) 237-1372, Joyce & Bobby Snellgrove, (850) 579-4730, Wanda Durden, (850) 593-5204 from 6:0012:00 a.m. or Mary Oden, (936) 433-4957.Bass, Dudley, Durden, Edenfield, Pitts, others plan April 3 reunion SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 674-5041 BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR SPECIAL RATES ON THESE SPACES CALL 674-5041 Heating, Air Conditioning & Insulation • Serving This Area For 31 Years • Full Time Office and Sales Department 20567 NW Depot Avenue BLOUNTSTOWN, FL W W W H H H A A A L L L E E E Y Y Y850-674-4777 Lic.#RM0044558 GRIFFIN SAND & CONCRETE Co., Inc. 20301 NW Evans Avenue Blountstsown, FL 32424 FAX: 850-674-2209 OFFICE: 850-674-8664 WAYNE WALDEN CELL: 850-643-6162 JASON SUGGS CELL:..850-557-7207 100% LOCAL 100% FAMILY Well Drilling Mike Purvis, Owner LICENSED DRILLERS SALES & REPAIRS 674-8942 CAPPS AND REFRIGERATION Sales and Service of All Types Heating & A/C Units, Ice Machines & Cold Storage HWY. 20 WEST -BLOUNTSTOWN, FLA............. 674-8538 George White, Owner/Operator CERTIFIED MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR CMC1249448 € #ER0002898 € #MV-21777 • GOODMAN • MANITOWOC Ice Machines • HOSHIZAKI Ice Machines SERVING THIS AREA SINCE 1962 WHITE'S AIR CONDITIONING, INC Phone: 762-4755 Fax: 762-8954 Cell: 209-7506 HAMPTON CONCRETE FINISHING, INC. Commercial & Residential Concrete Construction Stewwall € Monolithic € Concrete Counter Tops Driveways € Stamping € Concrete Pumping Somero Copper Head Lazer Scread P.O. Box 569 Altha, FL 32421 "No Job Too Big or Small" CONCRETE WORK LANDSCAPING PRESSURE CLEANING CERAMIC TILE SEAMLESS GUTTERS PAINTING SCREEN ENCLOSURES 850-674-8092 • Cell: 573-0616 Williams Home ImprovementsServing Calhoun County Since 1990 • NO MONEY UP FRONT • PAY UPON COMPLETION HONEST • DEPENDABLE FREE ESTIMATES Freddy McCormick Heating & Cooling Service & Installation Schedule A System Service Before Summer Makes You Sweat 850-762-8873 • 850-209-7242 Res. Contractor Lic. #RR282811560  Roofing Contractor Lic. #29027247 JOB PRINTING Give Us A Call For A Price Quote RUBBER STAMPS • FAX SERVICE 674-5041 The County Record W W E E ' ' V V E E G G O O T T Y Y O O U U C C O O V V E E R R E E D D ! ! 850-674-8092 • Cell: 573-0616Williams Home Improvements • NO MONEY UP FRONT • PAY UPON COMPLETION HONEST • DEPENDABLE FREE ESTIMATES ROOFINGPROFESSIONALS Res. Contractor Lic. #RR282811560  Roofing Contractor Lic. #29027247 ACME APPLIANCE REPAIR Reasonable Rates/Friendly Service Warranty Service On GE € Hotpoint € Fridgidaire € Whirlpool € Maytag 850-639-2225 Office 850-348-0351 Alltel Cell www.acmeappliancerepair.com State License Numbers #CCC1327976 #CRC1329082 FREE ESTIMATES AFFORDABLE Roofing & Building Contractors Commercial & Residential ROYCE WISE Cell: 850-643-8701 Sp e cia l izing In M e ta l Roofing

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A U T O S 1998 Chevy Malibu LS, leather, cd player, power seats, locks, & windows, 127,000 miles, $2,500 firm. If interested call 693-0955. 1997 Pontiac Bonneville, V6, 4 door, looks and runs great, $2,500.Call 6743918 after 5 p.m.F O R R E N T 2 bedroom mobile home, nice location near school.in Bristol.Call 674-8317 or 643-7569. Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom on John F.Bailey Road, SR 20 W, Blountstown.$85 to $145 weekly.Deposit required. All utilities included.NO PETS.Also RV for rent. Call 674-7616. RV trailers for rent. Furnished water, electricity, lawn service, garbage, mail service, and laundrymat service available.$85.00 $100.00 weekly.Couples or singles only.NO pets.Call 674-4011. Trailers for rent, large 2 bedroom, air condition, refrigerator, stove, garbage service, laundrymat, lawn service, and water furnished.NO pets.Call 6744011. Blountstown 4 bedroom, 1 bath.Big enough for 2 couples.Children and pets welcome.Call 674-3264.F O R S A L E Maytag washing machine, runs but needs belt, $50. Call 447-4552. Six string Lotus electric guitar, new case and whammy bar, but needs strings. Call 762-3877. Recliner, maroon, with built in massage (needs power cord).Call 237-1881. Wedding dress, beaded, embroidery, 5 ft.train, size 6-8;2 prom dresses, one dark blue with white, size 4 and one light blue size 6. Call 237-1881. Computer with keyboard, speakers, microphone.Call 2371881. 2004 Honda CRF 150F, great shape, $1200 OBO. Call 643-8689. Prom dress for sale, size 6, red satin, matching purse included.Call 643-7794. California extra king size mattress and box springs, great shape, $250.Call 674-1262. Prom dresses, sizes 4, 6, 8, and 16.$75 $100.Call 674-5617. 9 mm brass casing, once fired 5000, $200.Call 7623245. 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660, low hours, GYTR exhaust & jet kit, $3500.Call 840-4470812. Solid oak entertainment center, 7’tall x 42”wide, recessing doors, $200.Call 209-4500. Prom dress, rose, new, $ based on need.Call 2094500. GE Spacemaker microwave XL1600, excellent, bisque color, paid $400, asking $200.Call cell:850-661-0513, Brenda Hurst. Youth loft bed, white wash and navy blue, matching dresser, mirror and desk, $200, good condition;gaming table with all accessories for Texas Hold’em Table Tennis and Pool, $100, good condition;Oak twin trundle bed with drawers, $125, excellent condition.Call anytime at 6743381 after 8:00 a.m.and before 8:00 p.m.F R E E P E T S Purebred Golden Retriever, male, 11 months old.Beautiful, very friendly, needs a loving home and plenty of running room.Call 674-4354, leave message. Free Lab puppy to a good home.Call 674-1838. Free to a good home, 4 year old pure black spade female house cat, needs single pet home;7 month old gray striped cat, energetic and loves to play, call 674-5848.J O B O P E N I N G S DRIVER TRAINEE NEEDED NOW AT WERNER ENTERPRISES! Earn up to $700 per Week after training.Great Benefits! No Experience needed! Local 15-day CDL Training Available With TDI 1-877214-3624 Hiring Locally This Week Liberty National Life Insurance Company Full Training Provided Potential of $60K+ Annually.401K, BCBS Insurance & Pension for those who qualify Call 1-800-257-5500 to set up an interview. Want to build your own BUSINESS??? Join our Team and earn up to 50%, Full or Part Time! Buy your own products at BIG discounts! Fill out your application andJoin AVON today! Just visit: www.start.youravon.com My reference code is: tdaviesH O M E S F O R S A L E New 1200 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located on Oak Ave.in Blountstown.Nice location. $105,000.Owner terms available with minimum of 10% down, 8% interest, 3 year balloon.Call 850-7628185.R E A L E S T A T E (2) 1/2 acre lots across from Woodmont. Land./Home package available.Mobile homes OK. Starting at $15.500.Call 674-4885 or 447-0348.W A N T E D WANTED Are you ready to trade it in? I need a full size pick-up, low mileage, if possible, year 2003-2007.No dealers please.Call 6744011 after 5 p.m. Electric guitar wanted with or without amp or case.Call 674-4011 after 5:30 p.m.Y A R D S A L E S Yard sale Saturday, 8:00 am until , 6 miles past Clarksville Post Office. Yard sale Saturday & Sunday, at 21975 NW Janney Road, Clarksville, 7:00 a.m.until 2:00 p.m. Girls clothes, size 5/6;teen girls clothes, size 3/5; women’s clothes, Powerhouse home gym, like new;screen computer monitor, many other items.Call 762-2891. The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010 P P a a g g e e 1 1 3 3 Deadline Monday Noon  FAX: 674-5008  Phone: 674-5041  E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net Fast Service at Reasonable Prices The County Record Between Hopkins and Badcock 674-5041 Summerlin Motors3905 W. Hwy. 90 in MariannaHAND-PICKED QUALITY CARS & TRUCKSToll Free: 1-888-740-8222Bus: (850) 526-5254 • Res: (850) 762-3679SLOW CREDIT, NO PROBLEM! W.A.C BEST DEAL IN THE TRI-STATE AREA! STUMP GRINDING • Reasonable Rates • Free Estimates Call Chris Nissley 674-8081 or Cell: 643-8561 ALL TYPESINSURANCEAUTO • HOME • LIFE • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE For A Friendly Quote Call674-5333Vickery-O’BryanINSURANCE603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL Klotz Masonry Brick  Block  Tile Stone  Concrete Ken  850-214-6108 FARM WORKERS AND CROP LABORERS Bennington Vermont Area. 11 temporary positions at So. Vt. Orchards, Inc. Workers needed to do field and orchard work, hand weeding, hoeing, pruning, planting etc. for diversified crops. Will also harvest crops. To start approx. 03/01/10 to 12/15/10 . A great deal of heavy lifting, standing, bending, kneeling & climbing ladders for long periods of time. Guaranteed wage is $9.57 per hr. Prod. standards required. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided without cost. Housing provided at no cost to workers who reside outside of the normal commuting distance. Transportation cost reimbursed after 15 days or 50% of contract period, whichever comes first. C ontact The N earest D epartment of L abor O ffice for application and referral. Job order number: 74000. 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The County Record, MARCH 10, 2010, Page 14 HOPKINS GMC TRUCKS 2007 Toyota 2007 Toyota CAMRY LE CAMRY LE One Owner, Local One Owner, Local Trade, All Power, Trade, All Power, Only 42K Miles, Only 42K Miles, Very Clean! #327491 Very Clean! #327491 $ $ 14,188 14,188 2009 Chevy 2009 Chevy IMPALA LT IMPALA LT Power Seat, Power Seat, Alloys, Loaded, Alloys, Loaded, 100K Warranty, 100K Warranty, WOW! #34449 WOW! #34449 $ $ 15,788 15,788 2006 Chevy 2006 Chevy TRAILBLAZER TRAILBLAZER One Owner, Local One Owner, Local Trade, All Power, Trade, All Power, Only 52K Miles, LOW Only 52K Miles, LOW PAYMENTS! #66671 PAYMENTS! #66671 $ $ 13,388 13,388 2008 Volkswagon JETTA 2008 Volkswagon JETTA Auto, CD, Auto, CD, Power Pkg, Power Pkg, SUPER GAS SUPER GAS MILEAGE!! #34499 MILEAGE!! #34499 $ $ 13,588 13,588 2008 Chevy 2008 Chevy COBALT COBALT Auto, 100K Warranty, Auto, 100K Warranty, CD, Gas Saver, CD, Gas Saver, LOW LOW PAYMENTS! LOW LOW PAYMENTS! #34409 #34409 $ $ 9,988 9,988 2009 Chevy SUBURBAN 2009 Chevy SUBURBAN Low Miles, Leather, Low Miles, Leather, Loaded, 100K Warranty, Loaded, 100K Warranty, Remote Start, Lots of Remote Start, Lots of Room!!! #34479 Room!!! #34479 $ $ 34,288 34,288 2007 Nissan 2007 Nissan ALTIMA ALTIMA Power Pkg, 4 Cyl, Power Pkg, 4 Cyl, Automatic, Automatic, CD Player! CD Player! #34459 #34459 $ $ 14,788 14,788 2008 GMC 2008 GMC Sierra Z71 Sierra Z71 Local Trade, One Local Trade, One Owner, Leather, Only Owner, Leather, Only 36K Miles, Remote 36K Miles, Remote Start, LOADED!! Start, LOADED!! #67591 #67591 $ $ 28,788 28,788 2009 Buick 2009 Buick LaCROSS CXL LaCROSS CXL Leather, All Power, Leather, All Power, Remote Start, Remote Start, 100K Warranty 100K Warranty #34469 #34469 $ $ 20,888 20,888 2007 Jeep 2007 Jeep GRAND CHEROKEE GRAND CHEROKEE All Power, V6, All Power, V6, Local Trade, Local Trade, PRICED TO MOVE! PRICED TO MOVE! #341091 #341091 $ $ 14,288 14,288 2007 GMC 2007 GMC SIERR SIERR A CREW CAB A CREW CAB Pwr Pkg, Auto, V8, Pwr Pkg, Auto, V8, 100K Warranty, 100K Warranty, New Tires, VERY New Tires, VERY CLEAN! #34319 CLEAN! #34319 $ $ 19,788 19,788 2005 Dodge 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT Stratus SXT Only 48K Miles, Auto, Only 48K Miles, Auto, All Power, CD, 4 Cyl, All Power, CD, 4 Cyl, LOW LOW PAYMENTS! LOW LOW PAYMENTS! #31369 #31369 $ $ 8,488 8,488 2009 Dodge 2009 Dodge RAM 1500 RAM 1500 Crew Cab, Only 18K Crew Cab, Only 18K Miles, All Power, Miles, All Power, LOADED! Why Buy LOADED! Why Buy New? #34429 New? #34429 $ $ 22,588 22,588 2008 Mazda 2008 Mazda 6 6 All Power, 6 Disc CD, All Power, 6 Disc CD, Power Seat, Alloys, Power Seat, Alloys, Keyless, LOW MILES! Keyless, LOW MILES! #34029 #34029 $ $ 13,888 13,888 2007 Toyota 2007 Toyota TACOMA TACOMA Double Cab, V6, Double Cab, V6, TRD Pkg, Auto, TRD Pkg, Auto, All Power Toolbox, All Power Toolbox, SHARP! #34299 SHARP! #34299 $ $ 22,688 22,688 2009 GMC 2009 GMC ENVOY ENVOY SLE Pkg, Power Seat, SLE Pkg, Power Seat, All Power, CD, Tow All Power, CD, Tow Pkg, Chrome Wheels Pkg, Chrome Wheels #34179 #34179 $ $ 21,488 21,488 2008 Nissan 2008 Nissan XTERRA XTERRA Tow Pkg, Power Pkg, Tow Pkg, Power Pkg, Auto, CD, Sweet Auto, CD, Sweet Ride, Ready To Move! Ride, Ready To Move! #33769 #33769 $ $ 17,988 17,988 1999 Buick 1999 Buick REGAL REGAL Leather, Auto, Leather, Auto, V6, All Power, V6, All Power, CASH SPECIAL!! CASH SPECIAL!! $ $ 3,500 3,500 2008 Ford 2008 Ford EDGE EDGE Low Miles, All Power, Low Miles, All Power, Super Clean, Super Clean, PRICED TO SELL! PRICED TO SELL! #34189 #34189 $ $ 17,888 17,888 COME SEE THE ALL NEW COME SEE THE ALL NEW 2010 GMC TERRAIN!! 2010 GMC TERRAIN!! THE SUV THAT GETS UP TO THAT GETS UP TO 32 MPG!!COME SEE THE ALL NEW COME SEE THE ALL NEW 2010 GMC TERRAIN!! 2010 GMC TERRAIN!!THE SUV THAT GETS UP TO 32 MPG!! 32 MPG!! www.hopkinsgmc.com 2003 Pontiac 2003 Pontiac VIBE VIBE Local Trade, Local Trade, Sunroof, Auto, Sunroof, Auto, Alloys, Only 50K Alloys, Only 50K Miles! #67481 Miles! #67481 $ $ 8,288 8,288 SOLD SOLD 2004 Jeep 2004 Jeep CHEROKEE LIMITED CHEROKEE LIMITED Leather, Power Seat, Leather, Power Seat, Power Pkg, Alloys, Power Pkg, Alloys, CD, MUST GO!! CD, MUST GO!! #30099 #30099 $ $ 9,988 9,988 SOLD SOLD4909 Hwy. 90 E € Marianna (850) 526-3456(800) 944-6726Check us out on Facebook 2008 GMC 2008 GMC SIERRA 2500 HD SIERRA 2500 HD 4WD, Duramax, Local 4WD, Duramax, Local Trade, Leather, Step Trade, Leather, Step Bars, 100K Warranty! Bars, 100K Warranty! Crew Cab! #67451 Crew Cab! #67451 $ $ 37,988 37,988 2007 Chevy 2007 Chevy SILVERADO 2500 HD SILVERADO 2500 HD 4x4, Duramax Diesel, 4x4, Duramax Diesel, LT Pkg, Heated LT Pkg, Heated Leather Seats, Leather Seats, 1 Owner, Local Trade, 1 Owner, Local Trade, Only 41K Miles #67711 Only 41K Miles #67711 $ $ 33,888 33,888 2007 Chevy 2007 Chevy 3500 HD 3500 HD 4x4 LT, Crew Cab, 4x4 LT, Crew Cab, Duramax, Allison Trans, Duramax, Allison Trans, Only 57K Miles, Leather, Only 57K Miles, Leather, LOADED!!, Utility Bed, LOADED!!, Utility Bed, MUST SEE!! #67481 MUST SEE!! #67481 $ $ 26,888 26,888 REDUCED REDUCED DIESELS, DIESELS AND MORE DIESELS!!! DIESELS, DIESELS AND MORE DIESELS!!! DIESELS, DIESELS AND MORE DIESELS!!!